Photo: First Europeans Came From Asia, Not Africa, Tooth Study Suggests



Skull fragments from modern humans and the human ancestor Australopithecus include teeth—fossil features that can offer valuable clues to a species' genetic lineage.

New analysis of more than 5,000 fossil teeth suggests that early humans from Asia, not Africa, were the first to colonize Europe.

Photograph by Kenneth Garrett/NGS


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