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  1. Human Fossils

    Chinese Fossils Could Shift Human Timeline

    Homo sapiens may have migrated earlier than we thought. Fossilized teeth found in China, estimated at 80,000-120,000 years old, predate previous evidence of humans in Asia by tens of thousands of years. If confirmed, this would mean our early ancestors, who originated in Africa about 200,000 years ago, migrated to Asia far earlier than to Europe. Scientists must now determine whether this indicates an unsuccessful attempt at mass migration or a radical change to our knowledge of the species’ development, which could shed light on how ancient humans interacted with Neanderthals.

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