25 June 2021
Vol 372, Issue 6549

About The Cover

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COVER Digitally reconstructed skull of a hominin from 130,000 years ago. This previously unrecognized Homo group, identified at Nesher Ramla, Israel, sheds light on Neanderthal origins and the evolutionary history of the Homo lineage. Late members of this group inhabited the Levant contemporaneously with Homo sapiens and interacted with them. See pages 1395, 1424, and 1429.
Illustration: Ariel Pokhojaev, Rachel Sarig, Hila May, Israel Hershkovitz