Early fossil evidence of humans in Europe

Early fossil evidence of humans in Europe

Stone artefacts found in Bacho Kiro Cave. Credit: Tsenka Tsanova, MPI-Eva Leipzig.

Newly unearthed fossil remains offer the earliest clear evidence of Homo sapiens in Europe and suggest they had greater influence on Neanderthals than previously thought, according to two studies published in the journal Nature.

They place humans in the mid-latitudes of Eurasia at least 45,000 years ago, three millennia before previous estimates and 8000 years before the dwindling Neanderthal populations drew their last breath.


Published by Cosmos.

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