publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

New fossils from Jebel Irhoud (Morocco) and the Pan-African origin of Homo sapiens

Hublin, Jean-Jacques; Ben-Ncer, Abdelouahed; Bailey, Shara,; Freidline, Sarah,; Neubauer, Simon; Skinner, Matthew,; Bergmann, Inga; Le Cabec, Adeline; Benazzi, Stefano; Harvati, Katerina; ...
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  • Published: 08 Jun 2017
Abstract
International audience; Fossil evidence points to an African origin of Homo sapiens from a group called either H. heidelbergensis or H. rhodesiensis. However, the exact place and time of emergence of H. sapiens remain obscure because the fossil record is scarce and the chronological age of many key specimens remains uncertain. In particular, it is unclear whether the present day 'modern' morphology rapidly emerged approximately 200 thousand years ago (ka) among earlier representatives of H. sapiens 1 or evolved gradually over the last 400 thousand years 2. Here we report newly discovered human fossils from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco, and interpret the affinities of t...
Subjects
free text keywords: Africa, Animals, Chronology as Topic, Face, Hominidae, Humans, Mandible, Morocco, Skull, Tooth, Fossils, Phylogeny, Multidisciplinary, [SHS.ANTHRO-BIO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Biological anthropology, [SHS.ARCHEO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Archaeology and Prehistory, [SDV.BID.EVO]Life Sciences [q-bio]/Biodiversity/Populations and Evolution [q-bio.PE], Neurocranium, medicine.anatomical_structure, medicine, Human taxonomy, Evolutionary biology, Homo sapiens, Phylogenetics, African origin, Biology, biology.organism_classification, Paleontology

I2 Shoveling [pres >1]

I2 Tuberculum dentale

[pres. >1]

[pres. >0]

M2 Metacone Reduction

[pres. <3.5]

M2 Hypocone Reduction

[pres. <3]

M1 Cusp 5 [pres. >0]

M1 Carabelli&#x92;s Trait

[pres. >2]

M1 Parastyle [pres. >0]

M1 Mesial Accessory Cusps [pres

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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

New fossils from Jebel Irhoud (Morocco) and the Pan-African origin of Homo sapiens

Hublin, Jean-Jacques; Ben-Ncer, Abdelouahed; Bailey, Shara,; Freidline, Sarah,; Neubauer, Simon; Skinner, Matthew,; Bergmann, Inga; Le Cabec, Adeline; Benazzi, Stefano; Harvati, Katerina; ...