Over the past fifty years, researchers have made extraordinary discoveries that help us to understand who we are, where we came from, and what makes us human. Discovering Us brings our shared history to life and tells the stories behind fifty of the most important human origins discoveries ever made. Illustrated with stunning full-color photographs, this book celebrates science, exploration, and the search for what it means to be human.
The Leakey Foundation is a non-profit organization formed in 1968 to fund human origins research and to share discoveries. Since then, the foundation has awarded more than 2,500 grants for research in 110 countries. Discovering Us highlights the thrilling fossil finds, groundbreaking primate behavior observations, and important scientific work of Leakey Foundation researchers.
Evan Hadingham is the Senior Science Editor of the PBS NOVA series produced at WGBH, Boston. He has an MA in Prehistory and Archaeology from the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom). His popular books on archaeology include Circles and Standing Stones, Secrets of the Ice Age, Early Man and the Cosmos, and Lines to the Mountain Gods. His feature articles have appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian, The Atlantic, Discover, and elsewhere. At NOVA, he is responsible for the editorial accuracy of the science content in the award-winning series.