Hershkovitz et al. (Reports, 26 January 2018, p. 456) interpreted the Misliya-1 fossil maxilla as evidence of the earliest known anatomically modern human outside Africa. However, the fossil’s reported age of 177,000 to 194,000 years relies on flawed interpretations of uranium-series data. We contend that those data support a minimum age of no more than ~60,000 to 70,000 years.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Comment on “The earliest modern humans outside Africa”|
|Publisher||American Association for the Advancement of Science|
|Contributing office(s)||Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center|
|Description||eaat6598; 2 p.|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|