Researchers in Israel have discovered the remains of a new type of early human that sheds light on human evolution. Several ancient human remains were found near Ramla in central Israel near a cement plant quarry. Moreover, researchers believe the Nesher Ramla type predated the Homo sapiens ancestor between 140,000 and 120,000 years ago.
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The researchers observed that the Nesher Ramla humans had features in common with both Neanderthals and archaic homo. The dig also uncovered a large number of animal bones and stone tools. A new discovery, a new type of early human, at Nesher Ramla challenges the widely held belief that Neanderthals first appeared in Europe before migrating southward.