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A New Story of Our Human Origins

In Conversation With Matthew Stadlen

70 mins watch time

Posted March 2021

History, Science

We have always thought of ourselves as unique, but in evolutionary time, our uniqueness did not exist until yesterday – and yet now it is only us. What happened? Was it a given that we’d conquer the world, or might, under different circumstances, a Denisovan or Neanderthal population be the only ones left? This is the story of us, told for the first time with its full cast of characters by Oxford Professor Tom Higham.