The book "Darwin's Ghost," by Steve Jones, is a modern chapter by chapter update of Darwin's original "Origin of species."
In that book, Jones tells us that ...
Dozens of Neanderthals have been found. Another almost complete set of bones comes from the famous "Lucy," who lived more than three million years ago.
In 2007 human remains were found that date back one and a half million years, considered the oldest Europeans remains ever found.
"Lucy" and other pre-human fossils have been found in Africa.
The last chapter of The Origin of Species is an abstract of the book's "long argument" in simple, even urgent, terms. It returns with almost poetic intensity to the woodpeckers, wasps, and oaks that make Darwin's case, and contains its most famous sentence: "Light will be thrown on the origin of man and his history."