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Human evolution

Evolution refers to the slow process of human adaptation over millions of years. The roots of humanity are believed to lie in South Africa, where the earliest proof of hominids has been discovered. Fossil evidence in East Africa has also cast light on our history as human beings.

Before we look at the Hominid discoveries in South Africa and East Africa we need a basic understanding of the concept of evolution and its theories, as well as archeology.

Last updated : 23-Mar-2017

This article was produced for South African History Online on 07-Apr-2015