Israeli Cave Yields Oldest Human Remains Outside Africa
|01/26/2018||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
A partial jawbone bearing seven teeth unearthed in a cave in Israel represents what scientists are calling the oldest-known Homo sapiens remains outside Africa, showing that our species trekked out of that continent far earlier than previously known.
Researchers on Thursday announced the discovery of the fossil estimated as 177,000 to 194,000 years old, and said the teeth bore telltale traits of Homo sapiens not present in close human relatives alive at the time, including Neanderthals.
The fossil of the left part of the upper jaw of a young adult — the person’s sex remains unclear — came from Misliya Cave on read more >>>