Wow. I’ve just spent the last couple days going through the paleoanthropology news that broke in 2013 and I must say it was a banner year. There were so many exciting new findings that bear on scientists’ understanding of just about every chapter of humanity’s seven-million-year saga—from our ancestors’ first upright steps to the peopling of the Americas. But don’t take my word for it. Check out the links below for highlights from our latest turn around the sun and see for yourself just how very far we have come.