The Southern Route “Out of Africa”: Evidence for an Early Expansion of Modern Humans into Arabia

@article{Armitage2011TheSR,
  title={The Southern Route “Out of Africa”: Evidence for an Early Expansion of Modern Humans into Arabia},
  author={Simon J. Armitage and Sabah Abboud Jasim and Anthony Marks and Adrian G. Parker and Vitaly I. Usik and Hans-Peter Uerpmann},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={331},
  pages={453 - 456}
}
Artifacts in eastern Arabia dating to 100,000 years ago imply that modern humans left Africa early, as climate fluctuated. The timing of the dispersal of anatomically modern humans (AMH) out of Africa is a fundamental question in human evolutionary studies. Existing data suggest a rapid coastal exodus via the Indian Ocean rim around 60,000 years ago. We present evidence from Jebel Faya, United Arab Emirates, demonstrating human presence in eastern Arabia during the last interglacial. The tool… 
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