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Despite the Harsh Ecological Conditions, Modern Humans Occupied the Center of the Iberian Peninsula During the Upper Paleolithic

An international team of researchers, including the Institute of Archaeology of Mérida (IAM), the Archaeobotany Laboratory of the Institute of Heritage Sciences (INCIPIT-CSIC), and other institutions, has revealed new data on the settlement conditions of modern humans, known as Cro-Magnons, in the interior of the Iberian Peninsula during the Upper Paleolithic. The results of this […]

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We Now Know Where the First Homo sapiens to Leave Africa Went

A recent multidisciplinary study has shed new light on a crucial period in the history of human migration, revealing that the Persian Plateau played a fundamental role as a hub for early Homo sapiens who expanded beyond their African homeland. This revelation, published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, challenges previous ideas about the spread […]

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Researchers Challenge Traditional Account of Homo Sapiens’ Technological Leap Due to Sudden Neuronal Mutation

A study led by researchers at the University of Nagoya Museum in Japan is challenging long-held beliefs about when and how cultural transitions occurred for Homo sapiens as they dispersed across Eurasia between 50,000 and 40,000 years ago. The findings, published in Nature Communications, suggest that the idea of a singular “revolution” that allowed anatomically […]

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“Homo sapiens” Footprints from 90,000 Years Ago, the Oldest in North Africa and Southern Mediterranean, Found

Researchers have found traces of Homo sapiens dating back 90,000 years, the oldest in North Africa and the southern Mediterranean. Moroccan and French researchers have recently discovered the largest and best-preserved site of Late Pleistocene human footprints in Larache, Morocco. The find, dating back around 90,000 years, constitutes the oldest evidence of the presence of […]

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Oldest Northern Settlement of “Homo sapiens”, Where Humans and Neanderthals Coexisted for Millennia, Discovered

A genetic analysis of bone fragments excavated from an archaeological site in central Germany provides conclusive evidence that modern humans – Homo sapiens – had reached northern Europe around 45,000 years ago. This dates their arrival thousands of years earlier than previously thought and shows that they co-existed with Neanderthals for several millennia before the […]

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Advanced Material Culture from 45,000 Years Ago that Brings the Arrival of Homo Sapiens to China up to Five Millennia Earlier Discovered

Archaeologists have made groundbreaking discoveries at an excavation site in northern China that are dramatically changing our understanding of the deep past in East Asia. Researchers from China, Australia, France, Spain and Germany have been studying artifacts recovered over 50 years ago at the Shiyu site in Shanxi Province. Using modern dating techniques and multidisciplinary […]