Part of a jawbone found in Misliya, Israel, has been identified as the oldest human fossil found outside Africa

Part of a jawbone found in Misliya, Israel, has been identified as the oldest human fossil found outside Africa

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Jebel Irhoud

Misliya, Mount Carmel, Israel

Earliest modern human fossil found outside Africa has been dated to between 177,000 and 194,000 years old

Herto

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Omo

Kibish

1,000 km

1,000 miles

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Ethiopia

Homo sapiens fossils in two locations have been dated to between 195,000 and 160,000 years old

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Morocco

The oldest Homo sapiens fossils are around 300,000 years old

Jebel Irhoud, Morocco

The oldest Homo sapiens fossils are around 300,000 years old

Misliya, Mount Carmel, Israel

Earliest modern human fossil found outside Africa has been dated to between 177,000 and 194,000 years old

 

Ethiopia

Homo sapiens fossils in two locations have been dated to between 195,000 and 160,000 years old

Herto

Omo Kibish

1,000 km

1,000 miles