The oldest Homo sapiens: Fossils found in Morocco date back 300,000 years

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A recent finding of human bones dating back 300,000 years calls into question the belief that modern humans evolved in east Africa, researchers say.

Source: The oldest Homo sapiens: Fossils found in Morocco date back 300,000 years – Technology & Science – CBC News

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By Nicole Mortillaro

Jun 07, 2017

Scientists say skullsand tools help to date findings

The mandible found at Jebel Irhoud, Morocco. It is the first, almost complete adult jaw bone discovered at the site.

The mandible found at Jebel Irhoud, Morocco. It is the first, almost complete adult jaw bone discovered at the site. (Jean-Jacques Hublin/MPI-EVA, Leipzig)

A recent finding of human bones dating back 300,000 years calls into question the belief that modern humans evolved in East Africa, researchers say.

An international team of scientists has dated fossils found in Jebel Irhoud, about 90 kilometres northwest of Marakesh, Morocco, to be 300,000 years old — 100,000 years earlier than the previous specimens of Homo sapiens discovered in east Africa. 

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