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Dental Evidence Suggests Neandertals Matured Faster Than We Do

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Science  07 Dec 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5856, pp. 1547
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5856.1547

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This week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers analyzed growth lines in a sliced Neandertal molar plus other uncut teeth from the same specimen and concluded that this 8-year-old Neandertal grew up more rapidly than modern human children.