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

Israel Hershkovitz*, Mathieu Duval, Rainer Grün, Norbert Mercier, Helene Valladas, Avner Ayalon, Miryam Bar-Matthews, Gerhard W. Weber, Rolf Quam, Yossi Zaidner, Mina Weinstein-Evron

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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.

Original languageAmerican English
Article numbereaat8964
Issue number6413
StatePublished - 26 Oct 2018
Externally publishedYes

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