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The Rise of Humans

The Rise of Humans

1: Becoming Modern Humans

1.1   Last Hominin Standing

        by Kate

1.2   Missing Links

        by Philip L. Reno

1.3   What Makes the Human Foot Unique?

        by Krystal D’Costa

Section 2: Traits That Set Apart

2.1   What Makes a Human Brain Unique

        by Alison Abbott

2.2   An Evolved Uniqueness

        by Kevin Laland

2.3   The Most Invasive Species of All

        by Curtis W. Marean

2.4   The “It” Factor

        by Gary Stix

Section 3: Origins of Innovation

3.1   The New Origins of Technology

        by Kate Wong

3.2   The Other Tool Users

        by Michael Haslam

3.3   Early Butchers Used Small Stone Scalpels

        by Christopher Intagliata

3.4   Ice Age Lamps

        by Sophie A. deBeaune and Randall White

Section 4: Changing Diets: Are What You Eat

4.1   The Real Paleo Diet

        by Peter S. Ungar

4.2   The First Cookout

        by Kate Wong

4.3   Our 14,400-Year-Old Relationship with Bread

        by Krystal D’Costa

4.4   Why We “Got Milk”

        by Andrew Curry

Section 5: Communication: Language, Culture and Art

5.1   Talking Through Time

        by Christine Kenneally

5.2   Origins of Creativity

        by Heather Pringle

5.3   Artists in the Family

        by Kate Wong

5.4   Stone Age Jams

        by Katherine Harmon

5.5   Fashion First? Oldest Spun Fibers Date 32,000 Years Ago

        by Katherine Harmon

Section 6: New Avenues of Exploration

6.1   Needle in a Haystack

        by Thomas Higham and Katerina Douka

6.2   Susceptibility Mental Illness May Have Helped Humans Adapt

        by Dana G. Smith

6.3   Agriculture May Have Shaped Both Human Jaws and Language

        by Anne Pycha

6.4   Is “Junk DNA” What Makes Humans Unique?

        by Zach Zorich

6.5   Fats in the Brain May Help Explain How Human Intelligence Evolved

        by Andrea Alfano