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Chiroptera
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Message 1 of 35 (811421)
06-07-2017 3:52 PM


From the Guardian:

Oldest Homo sapiens bones ever found shake foundations of the human story

Summary: It was believed that Homo sapiens first appeared in East Africa 200,000 years ago. Over the last few years, remains of five members of H. sapiens have been recovered from a mine in Morocco. They have now been dated to be 300,000 years old!

If these results hold up, there is going to have to be some revising about the origins of our species.


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Chiroptera
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Message 3 of 35 (811423)
06-07-2017 4:48 PM
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06-07-2017 3:52 PM


Paper is available in Nature
The Guardian article mentions two papers published in Nature and links to one of them.

New fossils from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco and the pan-African origin of Homo sapiens

The paper is behind a paywall, but the link in the Guardian will get you past it.


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Chiroptera
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Message 12 of 35 (811478)
06-08-2017 5:12 PM


New York Times article
The New York Times has an article on this:

Oldest Fossils of Homo Sapiens Found in Morocco, Altering History of Species

Added by edit: I just noticed that the NYT article has a link to the second paper that was published in Nature, and that link also avoids the paywall.

Edited by Chiroptera, : No reason given.


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