Star Turn Finding Ourselves in the Dinaledi Chamber

Pianpian Wei (above), a PhD candidate in paleoanthropology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, was one of some forty scientists responsible for researching the bones of a previously unknown species of hominin from the Rising Star cave system in South Africa.

SINCE LONG BEFORE the oldest physical creations in human culture—the raising of the step pyramid at Saqqara or the Great Wall of China, for example—people have been telling stories of human origins. Through religion, such... Read More

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