New ancient human form found in Israel-_119081922_4ac38a1c-6084-44e3-be01-2f6c8137b329.jpg

Researchers working in Israel have identified a previously unknown type of ancient human that lived alongside our species more than 100,000 years ago.

They believe the
remains that were discovered near Ramla represent The "last survivor" of the ancient humans.

The find contains some skulls and jaws from individuals who lived between 140,000 and 120,000 years ago.Details are published in the journal Science.

Team members think the person is descended from an earlier species that may have spread outside the region hundreds of thousands of years ago.

and gave rise to the Neanderthal in Europe and its Asian equivalent.
Scientists have named the newly discovered lineage the "Nesher Ramla Homo type."