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» Dr. Katerina Harvati Makes Time’s Top Scientific Discoveries

Dr. Katerina Harvati is a Greek paleoanthropologist specializing in Neanderthal evolution and modern human origins working at the renowned Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. She is also a core member of an international group of scientists whose research was included in the Time Magazine Top 10 Scientific Discoveries for 2007. The team earned this noteworthy distinction following its announcement, earlier this year, that analysis of a skull discovered in South Africa in 1952 revealed the first fossil evidence that modern humans left Africa between 65,000 and 25,000 years ago. This finding backs the theory according to which modern man originated in sub-Saharan Africa and fanned out from there.