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Artist's depiction of early humans migrating out of Africa | Ivan Heredia/CSIC
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The ‘Out of Africa’ Story of Human Migration Is Undergoing Major Revision

The traditional view of early-human dispersal is outdated as new research is revealing a much more complex picture of Homo sapiens.

Map of sites and postulated migratory pathways associated with modern humans dispersing across Asia during the Late Pleistocene (about 126,000–5,000 years ago) | Katerina Douka and Michelle O'Reilly
Skulls of an anatomically modern human (left) and a Neanderthal (right) | Wikimedia Commons