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48,000-year-old Neanderthal tooth unearthed in Italy

The discovery of a baby tooth belonging to an adolescent Neanderthal in northern Italy’s Veneto region is shedding light on the doomed hominid’s final days. By analyzing the tooth’s genome, fossilization and radiometric age — measured by the decay of radioactive isotopes in organic matter — scientists were able to determine that the “milk tooth”… Read More »