Giant Hand Axes

1 Mar 2018

At https://phys.org/print438600149.html ... a high density of giant hand axes has been dated 200,000 to 300,000 years ago and was uncovered in NW Spain. The discovery appears to show alternative stone tool technologies existed alongside each other - indicating different human populations co-existed in the same general localities. The fossil record appears to support the idea as far as SW Europe was concerned. The tools in question are Acheulian which were widespread in North Africa as much as in southern Europe.

At https://phys.org/print438946895.html ... ancient DNA reveals genetic replacement in spite of language continuity in the South Pacific. Migrations of people from the Bismark Archepelago to previous settled islands are dated around 2500 years ago. The people of Vanuatu turned up around 3000 years ago - into Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Fiji etc.

   ... See also http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/winter-2018/article/ancient-dna-rev... ...

Jovan sent in the link to www.scientificamerican.com/article/controversial-fossil-hints-homo-sapie... ... evidence of Homo Sapiens on Mount Carmel 177,000 years ago. In a paper in Science (January 26th 2018) a fossil jaw bone from a cave in Israel has pushed back the earliest date of expansion out of Africa by thousands of years.