Research report 2018 - Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

The first of our kind

Authors
Gunz, Philipp
Departments
Max-Planck-Institut für evolutionäre Anthropologie, Leipzig, Abteilung für Humanevolution
Summary
New finds of fossils and stone tools from Jebel Irhoud (Morocco) document the origin of our species by about 300,000 years ago in Africa. These fossils are more than 100,000 years older than the previous oldest finds and document important biological and behavioural changes in an early evolutionary phase of Homo sapiens.

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