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Apidima 1 Is the Oldest Human Fossil Outside Africa - The Atlantic

How much information can scientists really glean from just the back of the skull, and just the left half at that? Actually, quite a lot, Harvati says: That region is very informative when telling different hominins apart. Apidima 1 lacks several traits that are distinctively Neanderthal, while its rounded shape is considered to be a uniquely modern human feature that evolved relatively late, Harvati says.