One Scientist's Quest for the Origin of Our Species

  title={One Scientist's Quest for the Origin of Our Species},
  author={A. Gibbons},
  pages={1708 - 1711}
  • A. Gibbons
  • Published 2002
  • History, Medicine
  • Science
  • POITIERS, FRANCE-- Years of effort in hostile territory have finally paid off for French paleontologist Michel Brunet, who discovered a fossil that might be the first member of the human family--although not everyone is convinced. In a field peopled by celebrity scientists, it seemed to many that Brunet came out of nowhere; the find of the century was made by a man trained not in hominids but in paleontology. Now, at 62, after a life of being little known outside his field, he is suddenly in… CONTINUE READING
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