The skeleton of a man who lived 2,330 years ago in the southernmost tip of Africa tells us about ourselves as humans, and throws some light on our earliest common genetic ancestry. The man's genome was sequenced and shown to be one of the 'earliest diverged' -- oldest in genetic terms -- found to-date in a region where modern humans are believed to have originated roughly 200,000 years ago.
For our next early female archaeologist I want to introduce you to Ella Sophia Armitage. Armitage was a particular challenge for me, as many of the women I will introduce you to will be, since there is so little known about her as a person, other than she…
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