New Fossil May Trim Branches of Human Evolution

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Writing in Science, researchers say a 1.8 million-year-old skull found in Dmanisi, Georgia indicates that early humans may have evolved from a single lineage rather than from multiple species. Anthropologist Adam Van Arsdale tells us what this could mean for the way we view human evolution.

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Adam Van Arsdale

Adam Van Arsdale is an assistant professor in archaeology at Wellesley College in Wellesley, Massachusetts.

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