Evolution: Neanderthals matured fast
Analysis of fossil teeth from ancient humans and Neanderthals suggests that Neanderthals grew and matured more rapidly than Homo sapiens. This finding helps to pin down an evolutionary origin for humans’ prolonged childhood and adolescence, which may have provided an evolutionary advantage.
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