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400,000 yr-old half-skull points to mystery people
« on: March 14, 2017, 01:01:16 PM »
Kerry Sheridan
AFP via Yahoo
March 14, 2017

The discovery of a 400,000-year-old half skull in Portugal has offered tantalizing hints about a possible ancestor of the Neanderthals, researchers said Monday.

The fossil was unearthed from the Aroeira cave site, and marks the oldest human cranium fossil ever found in Portugal, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal.

But there is plenty of mystery around the skull. Researchers don't know if it was from a male or female, how the person died, or even what form of early human it was.

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Re: 400,000 yr-old half-skull points to mystery people
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2017, 05:21:12 PM »
I wonder what happened to the rest of the skull? Maybe they'll find it as they continue to search.