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Response to Comment on "the earliest modern humans outside Africa"

Hershkovitz, Israel; Duval, Mathieu; Grun, Rainer; Mercier, Norbert; Valladas, Helene; Ayalon, Avner; Bar-Matthews, M; Weber, Gerhard W; Quam, Rolf; Zaidner, Yossi; Weinstein-Evron, Mina

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Our original claim, based on three independent numerical dating methods, of an age of ~185,000 years for the Misliya-1 modern human hemi-maxilla from Mount Carmel, Israel, is little affected by discounting uranium-series dating of adhering crusts. It confirms a much earlier out-of-Africa Homo sapiens expansion than previously suggested by the considerably younger (90,000 to 120,000 years) Skhul/Qafzeh hominins.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/202786
Source: Science
DOI: 10.1126/science.aat8964

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