East Africa | The Daily Star
  • Did climate change jump-start human evolution in East Africa?

    The significance of East Africa’s Turkana basin, which is called the cradle of humanity, in human history is still unclear. Now some ancient herbivore teeth are revealing the region’s special climate around the time our genus Homo first appeared.

  • First ancient African genome sequenced

    An ancient African genome has been sequenced for the first time from a 4,500-year-old skull that was discovered in the highlands of Ethiopia.