The result gave the scientists confidence to infer that contemporary African populations contain a small proportion of genetic material-about 2 percent-that moved from a species of archaic humans into the gene pool of anatomically modern humans
about 35 thousand years ago.
Washington, January 27 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that Neanderthals survived for several millennia after being replaced or assimilated by anatomically modern humans
everywhere else in Europe, and the last of the species died out 37,000 years ago.
Either anatomically modern humans
or Neandertals could have fashioned the Syrian tools, according to Holdaway.
There is a problem with linking anatomically modern humans
with behaviourally modern humans," said Professor Nick Barton of the University of Oxford UK, and one of the authors of the study.
Related evidence comes from several African sites dated to more than 130,000 years ago, before the earliest skeletal evidence of anatomically modern humans
, McBrearty adds.
A "late-origin" alternative holds that anatomically modern humans
rapidly transformed communication with simple sounds and gestures into grammatical speech sometime between 50,000 and 100,000 years ago.
According to a report in Discovery News, the site, called Pavlov VI, in the Czech Republic near the Austrian and Slovak Republic borders, provides a homespun look at the rich culture of some of Europe's first anatomically modern humans
Age estimates based on a new analysis of fossil teeth found in three Israeli caves confirm reports that Neandertals and anatomically modern humans
lived virtually side by side in the Middle East around 100,000 years ago, a team of scientists asserts in the May 20 NATURE.
Many archaeologists regard the shell bead ornaments as proof that anatomically modern humans
had developed a sophisticated symbolic material culture.
Comparing these reconstructed areas for Neanderthals and anatomically modern humans
during each of the climatic phases concerned, and by projecting each niche onto the subsequent climatic phases, Banks and colleagues determined that Neanderthals had the possibility to maintain their range across Europe during a period of less severe climatic conditions called Greenland Interstadial 8 (GI8).
Debate over the origins of anatomically modern humans
continues, however, despite the new finds (SN: 6/20/92, p.
The anatomically modern humans
would have this more effective and efficient form of hunting," said Jill Rhodes, a biological anthropologist at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, who led the new study.