Monday, May 11, 2009
Fascinating news brought by Mundo Neanderthal: 40 hairs of some Homo indiviual(s) have been found fossilized in a hyena coprolite in Gladysvale, South Africa (not far from Johannesburg). They have been dated to 195-257,000 years ago, what makes our species a good candidate.
The paper by L. Blackwell et al. has been published at the Journal of Archaeological Science, vol 36, issue 6 (paywall - visit Mundo Neanderthal for images and map, and further info in Spanish).