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Child’s grave is the oldest human burial found in Africa

In Chapter 7 we discussed how "in 1997, archaeologists discovered a large number of similar bones from about 400,000 years ago at the bottom of a deep pit in the Sima de los Huesos cave at Atapuerca in Northern Spain." Curiously, similar burial sites have been hard to come by in Africa, but a new discovery extends the time frame for ritual burials in Africa at least back to 100,000 bce. Read about it in National Geographic: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/childs-grave-is-the-oldest-human-burial-found-in-africa. The Journal article can be found here: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00805-6.

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Rhythm and Color

Thanks to Sinhong Park for sharing this fascinating video that relates our propensity for rhythm in chapter 6 to our propensity for color in chapter 8: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JiNKlhspdKg.

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