Lost Limbs Foundation

Friday, September 13, 2013

The shell beads that reveal early modern humans arrived in the Middle East some 42,000 years ago

Scientists have found new evidence that suggests the earliest fully modern humans arrived in the Near East (now known as the Middle East) around 42,000-years-ago.

An international team of researchers radiocarbon dated marine shells found at a key archaeological site in Lebanon, which allowed them to calculate the oldest fossil from the same sequence of archaeological layers is between 42,400 and 41,700-years-old....
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