China’s Earliest Modern Human Found

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: April 3, 2007   View Article

An early modern human from China dated to about 40,000 years ago adds to evidence that the first Homo sapiens sapiens occasionally mated with older human species such as Neandertals.

The remains—which represent the oldest known example of modern humans found in China—share a few characteristics with older human species, according to a new study.

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