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Nature Ecology & Evolutionvolume 2pages767768 (2018) | Download Citation

An 85,000-year-old Homo sapiens finger bone in Saudi Arabia is the oldest directly dated fossil for our species outside Africa and the Levant. This suggests a more prolonged human expansion out of Africa, and along a different route, than previously thought.

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