Israeli fossil may recast history of first Europeans

Ancient braincase suggests humans and Neandertals mated in Middle East, then moved north

Homo sapiens braincase

FOSSIL FIND  A more than 50,000-year-old Homo sapiens braincase found in an Israeli cave may come from a human population that mated with Neandertals in the Middle East before settling Europe.

Clara Amit, Israel Antiquities Authority

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