East side story: the origin of humankind.

  title={East side story: the origin of humankind.},
  author={Yves Coppens},
  journal={Scientific American},
  volume={270 5},
  • Y. Coppens
  • Published 1 May 1994
  • Biology
  • Scientific American
Humans are creatures whose roots lie in the animals. Accordingly, we find ourselves at the tip of one of the branches of an immense tree of life, a tree that has been developing and growing ever more diverse over a period of four billion years. From an evolutionary standpoint, it is important to locate the place and the time that our branch separated from the rest of the tree. It is these questions that the present article attempts to answer. When, where and why did the branch that led to us… 
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