The truth is that we don’t know where we,homo sapiens, came from. In his 1871 work,In The Descent of Man,Charles Darwin speculated that humans originated in Africa, and that we evolved from an ancestor who was different from any currently living species.
Now,a new studyby an international group of paleoanthropologists, with a wide range of specialties, have backed up Darwin by concluding that it is likely that the last ancestor that we shared with apes had its own distinct set of traits that are different from those of both modern humans and modern apes.
Who was this ancient ancestor?
Chimpanzees, with whom we share 98 percent of our DNA, are in genusPan
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