Researchers Find Ancient Human Skull with Inner Ear Structure Unique to Neanderthals

July 8, 2014 7:37 AM

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Researchers Find Ancient Human Skull with Inner Ear Structure Unique to Neanderthals

Researchers have found a unique inner ear formation in a 100,000-year-old human skeleton. The ear formation was earlier thought to be present only in Neanderthals.

The study, conducted by researchers at the Washington University in St. Louis, was based on CT scans of a fossilized bone found in 1970s. The ancient bone was found at the Xujiayao site in China's Nihewan Basin.

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