Visiting Dmanisi, Earliest Hominin Site Beyond Africa

Pop quiz, hotshot: what are the most significant fossil sites for piecing together the story of human evolution?

Your list probably included Tanzania’s early hominin-rich Olduvai Gorge and Hadar, Lucy’s hometown in the Afar region of Ethiopia. Maybe you thought of the Rising Star cave system, which hogged hominin headlines last year with the announcement of the Homo naledi finds within. Or you went old school, naming Trinil, where a young Dutchman uncovered Java Man, aka Homo erectus, mor

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