Following ancient tracks to find why we got so smart

The tracks of a large, now extinct bird.

27 September 2020 - 00:00

Giant flamingos, enormous zebras and coastal giraffe — our ancestors in the southern Cape had unusual neighbours by today’s standards, judging by the tracks they left in the sand.

Hundreds of recently discovered fossilised track-ways have allowed scientists to turn back the clock to the time of the first modern humans, with surprising results...

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