Friday, May 6, 2011

Our Common Ancestor: Homo Heidelbergensis

We did not have a chance to talk about Homo heidelbergensis in our lectures, but it appears that there is a growing consensus that this hominid species was our common ancestor with the Neandertals. This species is believed to have been widespread in Africa and Asia in the middle Pleistocene period between 781,000 to 126,000 years ago. To read more about the latest study click HERE.

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