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Neanderthals and modern humans diverged at least 800,000 years ago

May 16, 2019 - General

Neanderthals and modern humans diverged at least 800,000 years ago, substantially earlier than indicated by most DNA-based estimates, according to new research by a UCL academic.

Dental morphology [Credit: Aida Gómez-Robles]The research, published in Science Advances, analysed dental evolutionary rates across different hominin species, focusing on early Neanderthals. It shows that the teeth of hominins from Sima de los Huesos, Spain -…

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