Response to comment on “A middle pleistocene homo from Nesher Ramla, Israel”

Hila May*, Rachel Sarig*, Ariel Pokhojaev, Cinzia Fornai, María Martinón-Torres, José María Bermúdez de Castro, Gerhard W. Weber, Yossi Zaidner, Israel Hershkovitz*

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Marom and Rak claim, on the basis of a few mandibular features, that the Nesher Ramla (NR) Homo is a Neanderthal. Their comments lack substance and contribute little to the debate surrounding the evolution of Middle Pleistocene Homo. Limitations and preconceptions in their study prevented them from achieving resolution beyond a dichotomous interpretation of the NR as either a Neanderthal or a modern human.

Original languageAmerican English
Article numbereabl5789
Issue number6572
StatePublished - 3 Dec 2021

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Funding Information:
Supported by grants from the Dan David Foundation, the Shmunis Family Anthropology Institute, the Leakey Foundation, the Care Archaeological Foundation, the Israel Science Foundation (1936/18, 1773/15), and the Swiss National Science Foundation (31003A_156299/176319). C.F. was supported by Swiss National Science Foundation grant 31003A_176319.

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