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Late Pleistocene human skull from Hofmeyr, South Africa, and modern human origins.

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The lack of Late Pleistocene human fossils from sub-Saharan Africa has limited paleontological testing of competing models of recent human evolution. We have dated a skull from Hofmeyr, South Africa, to 36.2 +/- 3.3 thousand years ago through a combination of optically stimulated luminescence and uranium-series dating methods. The skull is morphologically modern overall but displays some archaic features. Its strongest morphometric affinities are with Upper Paleolithic (UP) Eurasians rather t...

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10.1126/science.1136294

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Science (New York, N.Y.) More from this journal
Volume:
315
Issue:
5809
Pages:
226-229
Publication date:
2007-01-01
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
Language:
English
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pubs:82681
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uuid:fca6d68e-a7da-4643-9cf3-b7171754a1a4
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82681
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2012-12-19

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