Neanderthals and Modern Humans Diverged Earlier than Thought: Study

Dental evidence suggests Neanderthals and modern humans diverged from a common ancestor around 800,000 years ago—hundreds of thousands of years earlier than standard estimates. The finding could finally reveal the provenance of our shared ancestry, but some experts say the new evidence is unconvincing. Read more...

Neanderthals and Modern Humans Diverged Earlier than Thought: Study

Fossil records show that the most recent shared ancestor with modern humans may have lived at least 800,000 years ago.

Wed 15 May 19 from The Scientist

Neanderthals and modern humans parted company earlier than thought

Tooth study pushes back the last common ancestor by around 400,000 years. Andrew Masterson reports.

Wed 15 May 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Did we split from Neanderthals 400,000 years earlier than we thought?

An analysis of fossil teeth suggests that the shared ancestor of modern humans and our Neanderthal cousins may have lived more than 800,000 years ago

Wed 15 May 19 from Newscientist

Fossil teeth push the human-Neandertal split back to about 1 million years ago

A study of fossilized teeth shifts the age of the last common ancestor between Neandertals and humans.

Wed 15 May 19 from ScienceNews

Neanderthals and modern humans diverged at least 800,000 years ago

Neanderthals and modern humans diverged at least 800,000 years ago, substantially earlier than indicated by most DNA-based estimates, according to new research by a UCL academic.

Wed 15 May 19 from Phys.org

Humans and Neanderthals Evolved from a Mystery Common Ancestor, Huge Analysis Suggests

Modern humans and Neanderthals may have diverged a long, long time ago, at least 800,000 years back.

Fri 17 May 19 from Livescience

Humans and Neanderthals diverged at least 800,000 years ago, new teeth study shows

This just goes to show how complex our evolutionary history really is.

Thu 16 May 19 from ZME Science

Neanderthals split from modern humans much earlier than thought, study suggests

A new study suggests that modern humans and our closest relatives the Neanderthals may have split at least 800,000 years ago, hundreds of thousands of years earlier than had been thought.        

Wed 15 May 19 from USA today

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