Monthly Archives: September 2014

Chinese teeth support pre- and post-Toba dispersals of modern humans

It is becoming increasingly likely that there were at least two major dispersals of modern humans Out of Africa and through Arabia (Out of Africarabia). The first was prior to the Toba eruption of 74,000 years ago and possibly around 130,000 years ago and the second, post-Toba expansion around 60-70,000 years ago. Continue reading

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Neanderthal rock carvings from 40,000 years ago

This is the first time that abstract rock carvings have been attributed to Neanderthals and could be evidence of their ability to handle abstract concepts and symbols. It would further reduce the usually presumed cognitive differences between Neanderthals and modern humans. Continue reading

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