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four hundred,000-yr-previous fossil human skull is oldest ever present in Portugal

Researchers have discovered the oldest fossil human skull in Portugal, marking an necessary contribution to information of human evolution through the center Pleistocene in Europe and to the origin of the Neanderthals. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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400,000-year-old fossils from Spain provide earliest genetic evidence of Neandertals

Previous analyses of the hominins from Sima de los Huesos in 2013 showed that their maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA was distantly related to Denisovans, extinct relatives of Neandertals in Asia. This was unexpected since their skeletal remains carry Neandertal-derived features. … Continue reading

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