But they lacked the new, improved version that appeared toward the end of the Stone Age in H.
Like the Colorado researchers, Klein argues that a brain-altering genetic mutation in H.
Aside from the Oase specimen's teeth, the heft of its jaw and the shape of parts of its braincase also hark back to H.
The mix of old and new features on the Romanian fossils adds to suspicion that, on the evolutionary path toward today's people, interbreeding occurred among H.
At Herto, White's team also unearthed skull pieces and teeth from seven other H.
Preliminary comparisons indicate that Neandertal and prehistoric H.
In line with the multiregional origins theory, the fossil crania of European H.
However, the sharp angling and distinctive shape of the cranium near its midpoint strongly resemble early H.
erectus populations apparently survived for a while in Asia, whereas H.
Combining that with the evidence for anatomical similarity between the two populations, he suggests that Neanderthals and early H.