Science: Ever-Populated Valley

In Nature, Professor Raymond A. Dart of Witwatersrand University tells about a valley in South Africa where humans may have lived continuously ever since humanity began. Such a place is something of a freak because the earliest humans were scarce and furtive creatures, chivied from place to place by changes of environment and predatory beasts. The remains of different types are generally scattered widely, a few bones here, a few bones there.

Professor Dart's new finds came from a cave whose mouth is now 160 ft. above the Makapan River in the Transvaal. The...

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