Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Pushing Back the Age of Humans

A recent find in Turkey suggests that humans maybe older than the standard archaeological estimation of about 500,000 to a million years ago.  From a Fox News story:
An early human dropped a stone tool on a floodplain in what is now Turkey about 1.2 million years ago. Today, its discovery is helping scientists pinpoint when humans began their move from Asia to Europe.
The quartzite flake, described in Quaternary Science Reviews, is "the earliest securely-dated artifact from Turkey ever recorded," and its discovery pushes back the presumed date of human migration into Europe, researcher Danielle Schreve says, per EurekAlert.
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