First early hominin from Central Africa re-draws Plio-Pleistocene dispersal map

Africa is famous as the cradle of humanity, with the focus of palaeoanthropological research relating to Australopithecus, Paranthropus or early Homo firmly centred on the rich record of the East African Rift Valley as well as South Africa. Much of the research within the Rift Valley has concentrated so far on the large exposures to the…