The earliest unequivocally modern humans in southern China

  title={The earliest unequivocally modern humans in southern China},
  author={Wu Liu and Mar{\'i}a Martin{\'o}n‐Torres and Yan-jun Cai and Song Xing and Hao-wen Tong and Shuwen Pei and Mark Jan Sier and Xiaohua Wu and Richard Lawrence Edwards and Hai Cheng and Yi-yuan Li and Xiongying Yang and Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Berm{\'u}dez de Castro and Xiu-Jie Wu},
The hominin record from southern Asia for the early Late Pleistocene epoch is scarce. Well-dated and well-preserved fossils older than ∼45,000 years that can be unequivocally attributed to Homo sapiens are lacking. Here we present evidence from the newly excavated Fuyan Cave in Daoxian (southern China). This site has provided 47 human teeth dated to more than 80,000 years old, and with an inferred maximum age of 120,000 years. The morphological and metric assessment of this sample supports its… 

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