This primitive skull found in Jebel Irhoud, Morocco had originally been thought to be Neanderthal. Recent analysis indicates it's a Homo sapiens dating to around 300,000 years ago. Ryan Somma from Occoquan, USA

How 2017 Rewrote the Book on Human Evolution

Discoveries in 2017 are changing the story of humanity: Homo sapiens may have been around as long as 400,000 years, migrating out of Africa and having sex with Neanderthals and Denisovans much earlier than thought

We’ve all seen those textbook illustrations of human evolution: a straight line of ape-like hominids progressing into less-hairy and more straight-backed versions until they turn into us - Modern Man.

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