The discovery in Israel turned the theory of migration of people from Africa
Israeli archaeologists have discovered the oldest to date, the remains of modern man outside of the African continent. According to the Israel Hershcovich, co-author of the work, in 2002, the student found in the Israeli cave Mislia the left part of the upper jaw. Using three different techniques of Dating, the scientists found that the jaw belonged to Homo sapiens, who lived 177-194 thousand years ago. Previously, the oldest human remains outside Africa dated to the period of 90-120 thousand years ago.
In addition to the remains near the cave were found stone tools made in the so-called Levallois technique. This means, according to the archaeologists, that the appearance of this method of stone processing was associated with peelenium modern humans in this region of the Middle East. Other artifacts found in the cave indicate that among people were hunters of large animals — deer, gazelles and tours.
These findings prove that modern humans migrated from Africa at least 50 thousand years earlier than previously thought.
“An earlier migration from Africa suggests that cultural or genetic exchanges with local ancient populations occurred earlier than previously thought. This is consistent with recent genetic evidence of an earlier human migration out of Africa,” explained Rolf Kam, paleoanthropologist of the University Birminghamians (USA). An article about the results of a study published in the journal Science.