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US News Scientists have discovered new fossils that change the traditional human origin story

22:05  11 december  2017
22:05  11 december  2017 Source:   msn.com

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The origin story for modern humans goes that Homo Sapiens evolved in Africa and then migrated out of the continent to the Asian continent in one heaving mass 60,000 years ago. From there, the world. But a new study has put a spanner in the works of the well-worn theory.

The origin story for modern humans goes that Homo Sapiens evolved in Africa and then migrated out of the continent to the Asian continent in one heaving mass 60,000 years ago. From there, the world. But a new study has put a spanner in the works of the well-worn theory.

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Posted 4 days ago by Narjas Zatat. The origin story for modern humans goes that Homo Sapiens evolved in Africa and then migrated out of the continent to the Asian A review of all the literature as well as new fossils discovered in Asia over the past decade appears to support this theory.

Fossils discovered in Morocco are the oldest known remains of Homo sapiens , scientists reported on Wednesday, a finding that rewrites the story of mankind’s origins and suggests that our species evolved in multiple locations across the African continent. More Reporting on Human Origins .

Published in the US science journal Science, researchers argue that modern humans are the result of multiple migrations out of Africa - some 120,000 years ago.

A review of all the literature as well as new fossils discovered in Asia over the past decade appears to support this theory.

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Instead, Homo Sapiens reached parts of the Far East much earlier than first theorised, and have been found in a number of sites in southern and central China dating back to between 70,000 and 120,000 years ago.

Speaking to Phys.org Michael Petraglia, of the Maz Planck Institute for the Science of Human History says:

The initial dispersals out of Africa prior to 60,000 years ago were likely by small groups of foragers, and at least some of these early dispersals left low-level genetic traces in modern human populations.

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When scientists discover a fossil skull, they compare it to skulls that have already been identified as particular early human species. Humans Change the World. Education. Introduction to Human Evolution.

The history of human evolution has been rewritten after scientists discovered that Europe was But two fossils of an ape-like creature which had human -like teeth have been found in Bulgaria and P rofessor Böhme added: "Our findings may eventually change our ideas about the origin of humanity .

A later, major 'Out of Africa' event most likely occurred around 60,000 years ago or thereafter.

In addition, there’s increasing evidence to suggest that modern humans interbred with other ancient hominins, including Neanderthals and our newly discovered relatives, the Denisovans.

A skull recently discovered in China also supports this theory, and adds that early humans intermingled in Asia and Africa, and that modern humans are made up of the DNA of ancestors from both areas.

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