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40,000-year-old tooth provides evidence on Neanderthal movements

Undated Durham University handout picture of the 40,000-year-old Neanderthal tooth that has given scientists the first direct evidence that Neanderthals moved from place to place during their lifetimes. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday February 11, 2008. The findings, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, could help answer a long-standing debate about the mobility of the now extinct Neanderthal species. See PA story HERITAGE Tooth. Photo credit should read: Durham University/PA Wire