Levantine cranium from Manot Cave (Israel) foreshadows the first European modern humans

  title={Levantine cranium from Manot Cave (Israel) foreshadows the first European modern humans},
  author={I. Hershkovitz and O. Marder and A. Ayalon and M. Bar-Matthews and G. Yasur and E. Boaretto and Valentina Caracuta and B. Alex and A. Frumkin and M. Goder-Goldberger and P. Gunz and R. Holloway and B. Latimer and R. Lavi and A. Matthews and V. Slon and D. B. Mayer and F. Berna and G. Bar-Oz and R. Yeshurun and Hila May and M. Hans and G. Weber and O. Barzilai},
  • I. Hershkovitz, O. Marder, +21 authors O. Barzilai
  • Published 2015
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • A key event in human evolution is the expansion of modern humans of African origin across Eurasia between 60 and 40 thousand years (kyr) before present (bp), replacing all other forms of hominins. Owing to the scarcity of human fossils from this period, these ancestors of all present-day non-African modern populations remain largely enigmatic. Here we describe a partial calvaria, recently discovered at Manot Cave (Western Galilee, Israel) and dated to 54.7 ± 5.5 kyr bp (arithmetic mean ± 2… CONTINUE READING
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