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AFRICANGLOBE - Ancient stone artifacts recently excavated from Saudi Arabia possess similarities to items of about the same age in Africa -- a discovery that could provide clues to how humans dispersed out of Africa, researchers say.
AFRICANGLOBE - A new study published in the journal Naturehas found that Neanderthals lived alongside humans for many centuries, and that they may have died out in the 2,000 years between 41,000 and 39,000 years ago in what is now modern-day Belgium.
AFRICANGLOBE - It is well established that modern humans originated in Africa, before moving out to inhabit rest of the planet. They first spread into Asia and Europe via the Arabian Peninsula, and those in the Far East eventually reached America and the Pacific islands.
AFRICANGLOBE - Modern humans may have dispersed in more than one wave of migration out of Africa, and they may have done so earlier than scientists had long thought, researchers now say. Modern humans first arose between 100,000 and 200,000 years ago in Africa. But when and how the modern human lineage then dispersed out of Africa has long been controversial.
AFRICANGLOBE - Scientists say an African-American male's odd genetic signature suggests that the lineage of human beings goes back further in time than they thought — perhaps due to interbreeding with other populations such as Neanderthals.This really upsets a lot of established ideas of human evolution.