A Middle Pleistocene Homo from Nesher Ramla, Israel

  title={A Middle Pleistocene Homo from Nesher Ramla, Israel},
  author={Israel Hershkovitz and Hila May and Rachel Sarig and Ariel Pokhojaev and Dominique Grimaud-Herv{\'e} and Emiliano Bruner and Cinzia Fornai and Rolf M Quam and Juan Luis Arsuaga and Viktoria A. Krenn and Mar{\'i}a Martin{\'o}n-Torres and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Berm{\'u}dez de Castro and Laura Mart{\'i}n-Franc{\'e}s and Viviane Slon and Lou Albessard-Ball and Am{\'e}lie Vialet and Tim Sch{\"u}ler and Giorgio Manzi and Antonio Profico and Fabio Di Vincenzo and Gerhard W. Weber and Yossi Zaidner},
  pages={1424 - 1428}
Middle Pleistocene Homo in the Levant Our understanding of the origin, distribution, and evolution of early humans and their close relatives has been greatly refined by recent new information. Adding to this trend, Hershkovitz et al. have uncovered evidence of a previously unknown archaic Homo population, the “Nesher Ramla Homo” (see the Perspective by Mirazon Lahr). The authors present comprehensive qualitative and quantitative analyses of fossilized remains from a site in Israel dated to 140… Expand
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Comment on “A Middle Pleistocene Homo from Nesher Ramla, Israel”
The authors' analyses indicate that the NR fossils represent simply a Neanderthal, and the highly diagnostic features of the Neanderthal mandible are largely overlooked. Expand
Response to Comment on “A Middle Pleistocene Homo from Nesher Ramla, Israel”
Limitations and preconceptions in the study prevented Marom and Rak from achieving resolution beyond a dichotomous interpretation of the NR as either a Neanderthal or a modern human. Expand


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