Response to comment on “A middle pleistocene homo from Nesher Ramla, Israel”

Hila May*, Rachel Sarig*, Ariel Pokhojaev, Cinzia Fornai, María Martinón-Torres, José María Bermúdez de Castro, Gerhard W. Weber, Yossi Zaidner, Israel Hershkovitz*

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Marom and Rak claim, on the basis of a few mandibular features, that the Nesher Ramla (NR) Homo is a Neanderthal. Their comments lack substance and contribute little to the debate surrounding the evolution of Middle Pleistocene Homo. Limitations and preconceptions in their study prevented them from achieving resolution beyond a dichotomous interpretation of the NR as either a Neanderthal or a modern human.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbereabl5789
Issue number6572
StatePublished - 3 Dec 2021


FundersFunder number
CARE Archaeological Foundation
Shmunis Family Anthropology Institute
Leakey Foundation
Schweizerischer Nationalfonds zur Förderung der Wissenschaftlichen Forschung31003A_176319, 31003A_156299/176319
Dan David Prize
Israel Science Foundation1936/18, 1773/15


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