2021 was a big year in science! Fossil discoveries introduced new relatives to our family tree, new findings added fascinating twists to the human story, and breakthroughs in research methods opened new worlds to explore. In this episode, five scientists discuss their favorite human origins discoveries of 2021.
Read more about their top discoveries:
White Sands footprints
Camera trap research on Dryas monkeys
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This episode was hosted and produced by Meredith Johnson and Ray Pang. Our editor is Audrey Quinn.
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