We may be much older than we thought‚ and our lineage might not be as simple as we thought. A new set of fossils‚ found in Morocco‚ have pegged Home sapiens as being 100 000 years older than we previously believed. They were found several thousand kilometres away from an area of eastern Africa that has long been considered the cradle of our birth. Jean-Jacques Hublin‚ one of the scientists leading the research done by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology‚ said in a statement: “They are not just like‚ but they had basically the face you could meet on the train in New York.” Combined with other evidence‚ we now had reason to believe Homo sapiens “may have reached its modern-day form in more than one place within Africa”‚ he said. According to the paper‚ published in Nature this week‚ the site where these ancient people lived “was a cave that might have served as a hunting camp‚ where people butchered and ate gazelles and other prey. They used fire and their tools wer...

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