Picture of early Homo sapiens history even more muddled.
In 2017, reports emerged of the discovery of, apparently, Homo sapiens fossils that were over 300,000 years old. These fossils were found in Morocco. They suggest that Homo sapiens might have evolved around 100,000 years earlier than originally thought. In another surprise discovery, researchers have now found Homo sapiens fossils in Israel that are some 180,000 years old. These suggest that Homo sapiens left Africa over 100,000 years earlier than originally thought. Confusion reigns.
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