An interesting piece in the Observer (under a misleading headline) on the cache of human fossils at La Sima de los Huseos. There is a dispute over dating concerning the little matter of 200,000 years. Human evolution is excitingly in flux at the moment but this question ought to be resolvable: do these bones belong to 600,000 year old Homo heidelbergensis or 400,000 year-old H. neanderthalensis?
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