Out of Africa – ear­lier

The Guardian Weekly - - Discovery -

A fos­silised hu­man fin­ger bone dat­ing to al­most 90,000 years ago has been dis­cov­ered in the Saudi Ara­bian desert, a find re­searchers say points to the pos­si­bil­ity that our species ven­tured to­wards the east far ear­lier than pre­vi­ously thought. Un­til re­cently, ev­i­dence sug­gested that Homo sapi­ens mi­grated out of Africa about 60,000 years ago. Now re­searchers say that our species was not only set­ting up home on the doorstep of Africa early on, but was trav­el­ling even fur­ther afield up to 25,000 years ear­lier than ex­pected.

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