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Ancient humans interbred with a mysterious archaic population 700,000 years ago, a study found — it’s the earliest known mating between different human species

Our human evolutionary lineage includes many species and relatives, including Neanderthals and Denisovans. Scientists already knew that modern humans interbred with Neanderthals and Denisovans 40,000 to 60,000 years ago. But a new study showed that the ancestors of Neanderthals and Denisovans also interbred with a mysterious population of ancient humans […]
Ancient humans interbred with a mysterious archaic population 700,000 years ago, a study found — it’s the earliest known mating between different human species
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A 210,000-year-old skull found in Greece is the oldest modern human discovered outside Africa. It changes our timeline of human migration.

Modern humans emerged about 300,000 years ago in Africa. Fossil evidence suggests that most of our ancestors didn’t leave the continent until about 200,000 years later. But anthropologists have found a 210,000-year-old Homo sapiens skull in a Greek cave: the oldest modern human ever found in Eurasia. The discovery indicates […]
A 210,000-year-old skull found in Greece is the oldest modern human discovered outside Africa. It changes our timeline of human migration.
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