Topic: Homo erectus

Most Ancient Case of Tuberculosis Found in 500,000-Year-Old Human; Evidence Suggests Vitamin D Deficiency Endangers Migrating Populations

Dec. 7, 2007

Although most scientists believe tuberculosis emerged only several thousand years ago, new research from The University of Texas at Austin reveals the most ancient evidence of the disease has been found in a 500,000-year-old human fossil from Turkey.

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