Fossil skull points to single root for human evolution

Early members of Homo line may have belonged to one intercontinental species

ANCIENT HEAD LINE  Shape and size differences among fossil skulls unearthed at a western Asian site, including the latest and most complete skull (far right), show that early members of the Homo genus evolved as a single species in Asia and Africa, scientists say.

M. Ponce de León and Ch. Zollikofer, Univ. of Zurich

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