Homo sapiens could get to Eurasia 120 thousand years ago.
Scientists at Oxford University (England) have discovered the remains belonging to early man outside Africa and the Levant. The age of the finds is about one hundred thousand years. Opening invalidates the assumption that the main wave of human migration out of Africa began 60 thousand years ago. It is reported online edition of the Chronicle.info with reference to lenta.ru.
According to the generally accepted hypothesis is that the first Homo sapiens appeared in Africa between 200 and 400 thousand years ago. It is believed that the resettlement of people of modern type from the African continent began 177 thousand years ago when they came to the territory of the Levant, to the East of the Mediterranean sea. People living now in Eurasia, Australia and America, are the descendants of those who migrated 60 thousand years ago.
However, recent archaeological findings have shown that Homo sapiens could go to Eurasia 120 thousand years ago. The researchers found the phalanx of a finger in al-Wusta in the desert of NEF UD in the North of Saudi Arabia. Dating using uranium-thorium, fluorescent methods and the method of electron paramagnetic resonance showed that the bone age reaches 86-95 thousands of years. Thus it was obtained the evidence that modern humans were present in this region before the main wave of settlement.
In January 2016, an international team of researchers has proved that the age of the human remains found in Israeli cave Milia in 2007, reaching 200 thousand years. In addition, in southern and Central China were found human remains, whose age amounted to 70-120 thousand years.