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Peopling the planet

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Humans had spread across Asia by 50,000 years ago. Everything else about our original exodus from Africa is up for debate.

News Feature | | Nature

For decades, scientists thought that the Clovis hunters were the first to cross the Arctic to America. They were wrong — and now they need a better theory

News Feature | | Nature

We probably all carry genes from archaic species such as Neanderthals. Chris Stringer explains why the DNA we have in common is more important than any differences.

Comment | | Nature

The rancorous debate over when people first arrived in America has not helped science.

Editorial | | Nature