A Jaw Could Change History
Skull, jaw, and bone remains discovered in a cave in Morocco might change our evolutionary history. Newly discovered bones, which are more than 300,000 years old, are the oldest known examples of
Homo sapiens. The second oldest fossil is 100,000 years younger, and this changes the very cradle of mankind, explains paleoanthropologist Jean-Jacques Hublin from the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig, who contributed to the fossil analysis. “We used to think that the cradle of mankind originated in East Africa 200,000 years ago, but our new analyses show that Homo
sapiens evolved throughout the continent”. The conclusion paves the way for a much more complex interpretation of the history of mankind than previously believed.
Skull, jaw, and bone remains from a cave in Morocco could change the history of mankind drastically.