Did you know that humans almost went extinct 90,000 to 70,000 years ago? Trace the milestones of our species’ fascinating history in Human Odyssey, a dramatic new addition to Tusher African Hall at the California Academy of Sciences. Compare fossils of early human relatives, walk alongside a computer animation of the famous “Lucy” skeleton, map our species’ extensive journey across the world, and follow the clues that scientists—including noted paleoanthropologist and Academy curator Zeray Alemseged—use to investigate our past. You’ll discover why the 7 billion people on the planet today are much more alike than you might think