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Title: The earliest modern humans outside Africa
Authors: Hershkovitz, Israel
Weber, Gerhard W.
Quam, Rolf M.
Duval, Mathieu
Grün, Rainer
Kinsley, Leslie
Ayalon, Avner
Bar-Matthews, Miryam
Valladas, Hélène
Mercier, Norbert
Arsuaga, Juan Luis
Martinón-Torres, María
Bermúdez de Castro, José María
Fornai, Cinzia
Martín-Francés, Laura
Sarig, Rachel
May, Hila
Krenn, Viktoria A.
Slon, Viviane
Rodríguez, Laura
García-González, Rebeca
Lorenzo Merino, Carlos
Carretero Díaz, José Miguel
Frumkin, Amos
Shahack-Gross, Ruth
Bar-Yosef Mayer, Daniella E.
Cui, Yaming
Wu, Xinzhi
Peled, Natan
Groman-Yaroslavski, Iris
Weissbrod, Lior
Yeshurun, Reuven
Tsatskin, Alexander
Zaidner, Yossi
Weinstein-Evron, Mina
Issue Date: Jan-2018
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Citation: Science, 2018, 359 (6374), 456-459
Abstract: To date, the earliest modern human fossils found outside of Africa are dated to around 90,000 to 120,000 years ago at the Levantine sites of Skhul and Qafzeh. A maxilla and associated dentition recently discovered at Misliya Cave, Israel, was dated to 177,000 to 194,000 years ago, suggesting that members of the Homo sapiens clade left Africa earlier than previously thought. This finding changes our view on modern human dispersal and is consistent with recent genetic studies, which have posited the possibility of an earlier dispersal of Homo sapiens around 220,000 years ago. The Misliya maxilla is associated with full-fledged Levallois technology in the Levant, suggesting that the emergence of this technology is linked to the appearance of Homo sapiens in the region, as has been documented in Africa.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12136/157
ISSN: 1095-9203
0036-8075
DOI: 10.1126/science.aap8369
metadata.dc.relation.publisherversion: https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aap8369
Type: Article
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