Considering the checkered history of grandiose claims and controversies in paleoanthropology, some caution may be wise.
The fossil hominin Homo habilis was described 1964 by Louis Leakey and his colleagues from the 1.9 million year old Olduvai Gorge locality in Tanzania.
No distinction in kind rather than degree between ourselves and the chimps? No distinction? Seriously, folks?
The tar can be used for glue, bug repellent, and killing germs. This finding tracks growing recognition of Neanderthals as intelligent.
Dr. Berlinski explores a chicken-and-egg problem facing origin-of-life research, and a blindness afflicting some evolutionists focused on human origins.