News FocusBECOMING HUMAN

What Made Humans Modern?

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  15 Feb 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5558, pp. 1219-1225
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5558.1219

You are currently viewing the summary.

View Full Text

Log in to view the full text

Log in through your institution

Log in through your institution

Summary

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS, AND CAMBRIDGE, U.K.-- Could our species have been born in a rapid burst of change? Researchers from different disciplines are trying to find out. A flurry of new evidence from three sources--fossils, art and artifacts, and genes--is forcing researchers to rethink just what traits mark the origin of our species and how and when these traits appeared.