Unknown ‘anatomically trendy human lineage’ found from 40,000-year-old hip bone

A comparability of the fossil (higher left), a 2-Euro coin (higher proper), a contemporary human bone (decrease left) and a Neanderthal bone (decrease proper). (Picture credit score: Gicqueau, A. et al. Scientific Reviews (2023); (CC-BY 4.0))

A hip-bone fossil present in France might have belonged to an early lineage of contemporary human Homo sapiens, one subtly totally different from present-day trendy people, a brand new examine finds.

The fossil suggests {that a} group typically considered solely Neanderthal in Europe might have consisted of Neanderthals and trendy people residing collectively, the scientists famous.

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