About the Authors

Abdeljalil Bouzouggar

Contributed equally to this work with: Abdeljalil Bouzouggar, Silvia M. Bello

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Project administration, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

s.bello@nhm.ac.uk (SB); abdeljalil_bouzouggar@eva.mpg.de (AB)

Affiliations Institut National des Sciences de l’Archéologie et du Patrimoine, “Origin and Evolution of Homo sapiens in Morocco” Research Group, Hay Riad, Madinat Al Irfane, Rabat-Instituts, Rabat, Morocco, Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

Louise T. Humphrey

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Project administration, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

‡ These authors also contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Department of Earth Sciences, The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

Nick Barton

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Project administration, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

‡ These authors also contributed equally to this work.

Affiliation Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Simon A. Parfitt

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

‡ These authors also contributed equally to this work.

Affiliations Department of Earth Sciences, The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom, Institute of Archaeology, University College London, Gordon Square, London, United Kingdom

Laine Clark Balzan

Roles Formal analysis

Affiliation Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Sedimentary Geology and Quaternary Research, Freiburg, Germany

Jean-Luc Schwenninger

Roles Formal analysis

Affiliation The Luminescence Dating Laboratory at the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Mohammed Abdeljalil El Hajraoui

Roles Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Institut National des Sciences de l’Archéologie et du Patrimoine, “Origin and Evolution of Homo sapiens in Morocco” Research Group, Hay Riad, Madinat Al Irfane, Rabat-Instituts, Rabat, Morocco

Roland Nespoulet

Roles Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, UMR 7194 HNHP, Musée de l'Homme, Paris, France

Silvia M. Bello

Contributed equally to this work with: Abdeljalil Bouzouggar, Silvia M. Bello

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

s.bello@nhm.ac.uk (SB); abdeljalil_bouzouggar@eva.mpg.de (AB)

Affiliation Department of Earth Sciences, The Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.