Apidima Cave fossils provide earliest evidence of Homo sapiens in Eurasia

  title={Apidima Cave fossils provide earliest evidence of Homo sapiens in Eurasia},
  author={K. Harvati and Carolin R{\"o}ding and A. M. Bosman and F. A. Karakostis and R. Gr{\"u}n and C. Stringer and P. Karkanas and Nicholas C. Thompson and V. Koutoulidis and L. Moulopoulos and V. Gorgoulis and M. Kouloukoussa},
  • K. Harvati, Carolin Röding, +9 authors M. Kouloukoussa
  • Published 2019
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Two fossilized human crania (Apidima 1 and Apidima 2) from Apidima Cave, southern Greece, were discovered in the late 1970s but have remained enigmatic owing to their incomplete nature, taphonomic distortion and lack of archaeological context and chronology. Here we virtually reconstruct both crania, provide detailed comparative descriptions and analyses, and date them using U-series radiometric methods. Apidima 2 dates to more than 170 thousand years ago and has a Neanderthal-like… CONTINUE READING
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