leipzig - Modern humans, either gay sapiens, are considerably older than imagined. Fossils, including a piece of skull and pick, found an international research team in Morocco dating about 300,000 ago. The oldest so-called bone fragments of the 'sensible' primate species were 195,000 years. They originated from Omo Kibish in Ethiopia.
The latest edition of the Nature magazine, which appeared on Wednesday, shows the findings of Jean-Jacques Hublin and his associates. On the basis of the findings, they reconstructed a lot of new details about the origin and development of humans. Experts speak of a sensational discovery.
It also throws a new light on controversial other fossils. The scientists now assume that a 260,000 year old skull part of Florisbad in South Africa was a homo sapiens. 'We long thought that the cradle of humanity was somewhere in East Africa about 200,000 years ago. This information shows that homo sapiens has spread across the continent 300,000 years ago, 'said Hublin. His team found 22 vertebrate bone remnants of about five people in Jebel Irhoud.