Fascinating article in the National Geographic โ€“ two years of gradually removing mud from a skeleton with a needle under a microscope – to avoid the bones turning to dust upon contact – have revealed that our common ancestor wasn’t quite the chimp-like creature we expected. Wonderful stuff.

Also, please note the following sentence from the article:

โ€œThen came early Homo, with its even bigger brain and budding tool use.โ€

I thank you.