160,000-year-old jawbone redefines origins of the species
Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2007
* North African fossil hints at ties to humans today
* Find shows growth of complex society
Modern humans were living in northern Africa far earlier than previously thought, according to scientists. A new analysis of a 160,000-year-old fossilised jawbone from Morocco shows that the homo sapiens in the area had started having long childhoods, one of the hallmarks of humans living today.
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