… we wouldn’t find this?:
“In addition to being incredibly small in overall size, this jaw has a mixture of traits that combine typical modern human anatomy, such as the presence of a protruding chin, with traits that are more common of our archaic ancestors like Neandertals — for example, very thick bone to hold the molars in place,” said University of Illinois anthropology professor Laura Shackelford, who led the study with anthropologist Fabrice Demeter, of the National Museum of Natural History in Paris.
This combination of archaic and modern human traits is not unusual, Shackelford said. …
Not unusual? For sure not, if you have ever taken the bus or train between Toronto and Ottawa (Canada). In fact, you might find way stranger.
Meanwhile: What we do and don’t know about human evolution
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