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Ancient skull shows modern humans colonized Eurasia 60-70,000 years ago

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A skull provides direct anatomical evidence that fills a problematic time gap of modern human migration into Europe. It is also the first proof that anatomically modern humans existed at the same time as Neanderthals in the same geographical area.

This image shows a skull found in the Manot Cave, Israel. Credit: Clara Amit, Israel Antiquities Authority This image shows a skull found in the Manot Cave, Israel.
Credit: Clara Amit, Israel Antiquities Authority

Until now. The discovery in the Manot Cave of Israel’s Western Galilee of an almost complete skull dating back 55,000 years provides direct anatomical evidence that fills the historic time gap of modern human migration into Europe. It is also the first proof that anatomically modern humans existed at the same time as Neanderthals in the same geographical area.

The finding, by Prof. Israel Hershkovitz, the Tassia and Dr. Joseph Meychan Chair for the History and Philosophy of Medicine at the Department of Anatomy and Anthropology at TAU’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and…

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