by Martin Meredith
Hardcover, 230 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $26.99 | purchase
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The author of The Fate of Africa chronicles the efforts of anthropologists, archeologists and other scientists to uncover the many mysteries of human origins.
Fossil remains of Australopithecus afarensi, known as "Lucy," were first discovered in Ethiopia and Tanzania in the 1970s.
Dirk Van Tuerenhout/AP
May 12, 2011 Anthropologists and archeologists long believed humans evolved in Asia. So when a set of hominid remains was discovered in Africa, it took a while for the find to stick. In Born in Africa, author Martin Meredith details the battles in the search for the origins of human life.
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