Did Modern Humans Come from China as Much as from Africa?

A reappraisal of the Chinese Dali skull suggest a more prominent role for China in early human history.

The Dali skull. (Photo: Wu, Athreya, et al.)

A nearly complete human skull was found in Dali County of Shaanxi Province, China in 1978. A recent reappraisal of the skull has led some scientists to a hypothesis which, if proven true, turns the accepted history of early Homo sapiens upside-down.

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