15
May
2019

New study suggests humans and Neanderthals split off earlier than we thought

It’s not known exactly when humans and Neanderthals split off from their last common ancestor, but the estimated window is very wide, between 300,000 and 800,000 years ago. Now a new study has found evidence that this split took place towards the earlier end of that range, and may have taken place even longer ago still.

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