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The Curious Species

Explore what motivated early human migration to Asia.

The Denisovans – A New Type of Human Discovered by Genetics

Discover the ancient humans living across Asia when Homo sapiens arrived.

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Learn how Homo sapiens, new in Australia and truly alone, managed to survive and flourish.


Find out why Neanderthals, with whom early humans in Europe interbred, went extinct.


Examine research that suggests we humans are patchwork species of hybrids.

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