>> A discovery in a cave in Israel has turned on its head what we thought we knew about modern human development.>> I'm Reuters' Rinat Harash at the labs of Tel Aviv University, where scientists have been researching what they recently announced as the oldest known Homosapien's remains found outside of Africa.
Showing that our species ventured out of that continent far earlier than previously known. The team applied various dating techniques to the fossil of an adult jawbone, found in a cave in Israel, to determine that it's at least 177,000 years old. 50,000 years older than similar finds outside of Africa.
>> In the collapsed cave near Haifa were also blades and other sophisticated stone tools, pointing to nomadic humans following the movements of prey. The crucial details is hidden in the seven remaining teeth that have traits of modern humans, not present in close human relatives.>> This implies that modern humans did not evolve in isolation, but rather hand in hand with other hominem groups that were around like the Neanderthal, the Denisovans, the Homosapeans, and so on.
And left Africa quite early to spread all over the world in a very short period of time.>> The new discovery supports the idea that humans migrated out of Africa through a northern route, the Nile Valley and the Eastern Mediterranean Coast. The sex of the young adult isn't clear, but what is, is that we are probably almost to 100,000 years older than previously thought.