THE controversy raging over the Piltdown remains, and the coming of the War shortly afterwards, were the two events which conspired to distract the attention of the scientific world from the significant discovery which was made in South Africa in 1913,when a farmer unearthed some fragments of a human skull at Boskop near Potchefstroom in the Transvaal. Last year, the discovery of a more primitive human race in Homo rhodesiensis has served to redirect attention to the part which Africa still has to play in elucidating the wider questions of human origins and human migrations.
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History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences (2019)