Scientists at the University of Manchester in England have uncovered 3,700 years of evolutionary history in a book about ancient man, which they describe as one of the most significant achievements of science.
The book, “Genus Homo: The History of Man,” is a collection of scientific observations that have been published in peer-reviewed journals over the past three centuries, according to the Manchester Times.
The journal Science reported the discovery in January.
The book was written by British archaeologist William Waley and published in 1897, in the United States by Cambridge University Press in 1922.
“This is a very important contribution to our understanding of human origins and evolution,” Waley said in a statement.
It is believed that at least 1,000 to 2,000 people were involved in the creation of the human species, and that the book was a precursor to the creationist creationist view of evolution.
The story of human beings is the same story every generation, and the oldest known record of humans, a skull found in Egypt about 5,000 BC, was found to be older than the book, which was written about 200 years before it was written, according the BBC.
In the book’s introduction, Waley wrote that he was “unaware of any evidence that the human race has changed in the last 2,500 years,” adding, “I know that in every generation it changes from one species to another, but I never knew how.”
“I know the same thing for all the creatures in this world,” Waley said.
According to the University Press of England, the book “has been hailed by some as the most important work of its kind in the field of human origin research.”
Waley died in the 1950s, and his legacy has never been properly acknowledged, and is often dismissed as a legend.