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human

noun being, body, character, human being, individual, living soul, man, member of the human race, one, particular one, party, person, woman
Associated concepts: human rights law, United NationsDeclaration of Human Rights
See also: bodily, character, person, physical
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Based on this new data, modern humans probably interbred with Neandertals between about 50,000 and 60,000 years ago, the team estimates, rather than over a longer period extending further back in the Stone Age (SN: 11/3/12, p.
Many researchers argue the interbreeding scenario is more likely, because it fits the genetic patterns seen in studies that compared genomes from many modern humans.
Morin sets up his study in a straightforward manner; he aims to test Jim O'Connell's (2006) intensification hypothesis, which proposes that early modern humans were able to expand demographically and replace Neanderthals because they had broader, more diverse diets.
Intriguingly, the genetic data suggest that male Denisovans interbred with modern human females, indicating the potential nature of the interactions as small numbers of modern humans first crossed Wallace's Line and entered Denisovan territory," the study authors said.
Like the Neanderthals, they appear to have interbred with modern humans.
Golovanova and his colleagues believe that the Neandertals were long gone from the cave before modern humans showed up, but not all scientists agree.
There is added evidence that chance, rather than natural selection, best explains why the skulls of modern humans and ancient Neanderthals evolved differently.
Modern humans evolved in the east of the continent spreading out across the globe about 54,000 years ago.
A 40,000-year-old skeleton found in China has raised questions about the "out of Africa" hypothesis on how early modern humans populated the planet.
This group includes modern humans and their ancestors, but not apes.
The oldest fossils of modern humans, estimated to be 160,000 years old, have been discovered in Ethiopia, the British science magazine Nature reported Thursday.
Before this, it was thought that only (anatomically) modern humans could have lived there.