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Negev Desert archaeological site illuminates an important chapter in modern humans’ origin

Phys.org/news (JUNE 15, 2021 )

Titre : Negev Desert archaeological site illuminates an important chapter in modern humans’ origin

Phys.org/news (JUNE 15, 2021 )

Présentation
The Boker Tachtit archaeological excavation site in Israel’s central Negev desert holds clues to one of the most significant events in human history : the spread of modern humans, Homo sapiens, from Africa into Eurasia, and the subsequent demise of Neanderthal populations in the region. Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Max Planck Society, led by Prof. Elisabetta Boaretto, together with Dr. Omry Barzilai of the Israel Antiquities Authority, returned to Boker Tachtit nearly 40 years after it was first excavated. Using advanced sampling and dating methods, they offer a new chronological framework for this important chapter in our anthropological evolution. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the study suggests that Homo sapiens and Neanderthals were far from strangers.

Story Source  : Weizmann Institute of Science

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