A new method of establishing hair and eye color from modern forensic samples can also be used to identify details from ancient human remains, finds a new study published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Investigative Genetics.
A new method of establishing hair and eye colour from modern forensic samples can also be used to identify details from ancient human remains, finds a new study published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Investigative Genetics.
Humans Occupied South East Asia 20,000 Years Earlier Than Expected. An ancient skull found in a cave in the Annamite Mountains in northern Laos has revised our conceptions of when humans first occupied Southeast Asia and Australia. The skull, which is the oldest modern human fossil ever discovered in that part of the world, shows that ancient humans inhabited diverse habitats far earlier than previously indicated by the fossil record
"Experts believe that Neanderthals and modern humans shared a common ancestor in Africa. Around 400,000 years ago early Neanderthals left Africa and headed for Europe and Asia. However, our ancestors stayed behind, and evolved into modern humans."
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Aug. 20, 2012 - Newly found pieces of human skull from "the Cave of the Monkeys" in Laos are the earliest skeletal evidence yet that humans once had an ancient, rapid migration to Asia. A skull found in Laos suggests human migrated to southern Asia 20,000 years earlier than thought. The discovery suggests that the first modern humans to leave Africa spread around the world much earlier.
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The predominant theory is that modern humans evolved in Africa and then migrated through the Middle East to Europe and Asia, beginning some time between 40,000 and 60,000 years ago. What was the route for early humans into the Americas? Scientists compare the DNA of indigenous people in the New World with that of people in Europe and Asia, looking for similarities. The more alike two people's DNA, the more closely related they are - it's as if tiny maps of our ancient origins are hidden…