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Researchers work on the archaeological site in Spain, known as Porto Maior, where the tool deposits were found. Eduardo Méndez Quintas

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New tools add to an emerging view of the past as a turbulent “Game of Thrones” style scenario, with distinct early human ancestors living in Eurasia before Homo sapiens arrived.

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