The search for human origins is a passionate, vital pursuit, part of an intensely competitive field where theories may stand or fall on the evidence of a single fragment of bone. It has been taken for granted that mankind began in East Africa, but here Lee Berger makes a strong case that we need to look to South Africa instead. Setting out to solve a detective story that spans three million years, Berger visits labs where researchers spend years assembling the shards of an ancient skull, and has a eureka moment as he runs his fingertips across the fossilized footprint of a human female on a South African beach more than 100,000 years ago.
In The Footsteps Of Eve
Author: Lee R. Berger, with Brett Hilton-Barber.