One Ocean Crossing May Have Driven Human Evolution

One Ocean Crossing May Have Driven Human Evolution
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Humans evolved in Africa, along with chimpanzees, gorillas and monkeys. But primates themselves appear to have evolved elsewhere – likely in Asia – before colonising Africa. At the time, around 50 million years ago, Africa was an island isolated from the rest of the world by ocean – so how did primates get there?

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