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How we discovered the oldest human burial in Africa – and what it tells us about our ancestors

Virtual ideal reconstruction of Mtoto’s position in the burial pit. Jorge González/Elena Santos Simon Armitage, Royal Holloway How did human uniqueness first evolve among our ancestors, setting us apart from other animals? That is a question many archaeologists are grappling with by investigating early records of art, language, food preparation, ornaments and symbols. How our ancestors treated and mourned the …

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