23 April 2013

INBREEDING OF EARLY HUMANS : FOSSIL SKULL EVIDENCE

LIVESCIENCE : Tanya Lewis article : Inbreeding Common in Early Humans, Deformed Skull Suggests  link here!

EXCERPT: "The evidence comes from fragments of an approximately 100,000-year-old human skull unearthed at a site called Xujiayao, located in the Nihewan Basin of northern China. The skull's owner appears to have had a now-rare congenital deformity that probably arose through inbreeding, researchers report today (March 18) in the journal PLOS ONE..."




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