Three species of early humans lived in same era in close proximity

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Only a few years ago, scientists believed modern humans evolved in Africa, and
then left to colonise a world free of similar species. Recently, we have learnt this is not quite right. By the time Homo sapiens left Africa, several of our less-evolved ancestors had already travelled to parts of the world.

Period19 Dec 2019

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  • TitleThree species of early humans lived in same era in close proximity
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Age
    Media typePrint
    CountryAustralia
    Date19/12/19
    DescriptionOnly a few years ago, scientists believed modern humans evolved in Africa, and then left to colonise a world free of similar species. Recently, we have learnt this is not quite right. By the time Homo sapiens left Africa, several of our less-evolved ancestors had already travelled to parts of the world.
    Producer/AuthorLiam Mannix
    PersonsKira Westaway