The age of the hominin fossils from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco, and the origins of the Middle Stone Age

@article{Richter2017TheAO,
  title={The age of the hominin fossils from Jebel Irhoud, Morocco, and the origins of the Middle Stone Age},
  author={Daniel Richter and R. Gr{\"u}n and R. Joannes-Boyau and T. Steele and F. Amani and M. Ru{\'e} and P. Fernandes and Jean-Paul Raynal and D. Geraads and Abdelouahed Ben-Ncer and Jean-Jacques Hublin and S. McPherron},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2017},
  volume={546},
  pages={293-296}
}
  • Daniel Richter, R. Grün, +9 authors S. McPherron
  • Published 2017
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The timing and location of the emergence of our species and of associated behavioural changes are crucial for our understanding of human evolution. The earliest fossil attributed to a modern form of Homo sapiens comes from eastern Africa and is approximately 195 thousand years old, therefore the emergence of modern human biology is commonly placed at around 200 thousand years ago. The earliest Middle Stone Age assemblages come from eastern and southern Africa but date much earlier. Here we… CONTINUE READING
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