Excavations near the city of Ramla in which researchers uncovered prehistoric remains that could not be matched to any known species of human. Photo: Tel Aviv University / AFP Excavations near the city of Ramla in which researchers uncovered prehistoric remains that could not be matched to any known species of human. Photo: Tel Aviv University / AFP
Excavations near the city of Ramla in which researchers uncovered prehistoric remains that could not be matched to any known species of human. Photo: Tel Aviv University / AFP
Israel

‘New type of early human’ found in Israel

  • The discovery calls into question the widely-accepted theory that Neanderthals first emerged in Europe before migrating south
  • University of Tel Aviv anthropologists and archaeologists dubbed the find the ‘Nesher Ramla Homo type’ after the site where the bones were found

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Excavations near the city of Ramla in which researchers uncovered prehistoric remains that could not be matched to any known species of human. Photo: Tel Aviv University / AFP Excavations near the city of Ramla in which researchers uncovered prehistoric remains that could not be matched to any known species of human. Photo: Tel Aviv University / AFP
Excavations near the city of Ramla in which researchers uncovered prehistoric remains that could not be matched to any known species of human. Photo: Tel Aviv University / AFP
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