Comment on “The earliest modern humans outside Africa”

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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 type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Comment on “The earliest modern humans outside Africa”
Series title Science
DOI 10.1126/science.aat6598
Volume 362
Issue 6413
Year Published 2018
Language English
Publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science
Contributing office(s) Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center
Description eaat6598; 2 p.
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