Remains of Early Humans and Migration Patterns

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Remains of Early Humans and Migration Patterns

Post by Skepti Que » Sun May 22, 2005 7:26 pm

Here are two somewhat related stories. Follow the links for the whole story.

Some ancient human remains were found about 100 years ago in Europe and have recently been dated.

Genetic patterns have demonstrated possible migration routes from Africa to the world. ... world.html

Bones show age of early settlement
By Roger Highfield, Science Editor
(Filed: 19/05/2005)

Bones found in the Czech Republic have been confirmed as representing the earliest settlement of modern humans in Europe.

The research ends a debate over dating the remains, which include two males and two females of slighter build, that has continued since they were excavated from the site in Mladec more than a century ago.

Early humans 'followed coast'
Early humans mock up, BBC
Early humans developed a taste for sea food
The first humans who left Africa to populate the world headed south along the coast of the Indian Ocean, Science magazine reports.

Scientists had always thought the exodus from Africa around 70,000 years ago took place along a northern route into Europe and Asia.

But according to a genetic study, early modern humans followed the beach, possibly lured by a seafood diet.

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