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“We pinpoint a homeland region, we discover that [anatomically] modern humans appear to thrive there for 70,000 years and then we describe the first human explorations,” she told reporters on Thursday.

The dating in this article can be confusing - they are talking about a 200,000 year old village that people inhabited for 70,000, until 130,000 BC when "changing climate" opened up "green corridors" for "exploration".

But... then you have this article, - also from this year but a couple of months older

Southeast Europe has long been considered a major transport corridor for modern humans from Africa. But until now the earliest evidence of Homo sapiens on the continent dated back only around 50,000 years.

There has however been a number of discoveries indicating the ancient presence of Neanderthals—an early human cousin (Vigte: WILDLY INCORRECT, but that's a story for another time)—across the continent.

Two fossilised but badly damaged skulls unearthed in a Greek cave in the 1970s were identified as Neanderthal at the time.

One of them, named Apidima 2 after the cave in which the pair were found, proved to be 170,000 years old and did indeed belong to a Neanderthal.

But, to the shock of scientists, the skull named Apidima 1 pre-dated Apidima 2 by as much as 40,000 years, and was determined to be that of a Homo sapiens.

"It shows that the early dispersal of Homo sapiens out of Africa not only occurred earlier, before 200,000 years ago, but also reached further geographically, all the way to Europe," Katerina Harvati, a palaeoanthropologist at the Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, Germany, told AFP.

cough They supposedly left Africa around 70,000 BC according to everyone with labcoats and pieces of paper from schools (1) - but this was literally the worst time to leave Africa due to the Mount Toba eruption rendering most of Oceania, Asia and Europe uninhabitable.

At this time, Africa would have been paradise and you would have looked outward upon a volcanic hellhole...

Humans didn't LEAVE Africa in 74,000, they came BACK.

The main purpose of this is to illustrate the lack of communication and study between scientists. One scientist places humans outside Africa 210,000 years ago and another declares "I've found the first human village, it's 200,000 years old and then normal people like you or I have to come along and correct their fucking mistakes like they're kids.

Sick of this shit.


The recent African origin paradigm suggests that the anatomically modern humans outside of Africa descend from a population of Homo sapiens migrating from East Africa roughly 70–50,000 years ago and spreading along the southern coast of Asia and to Oceania by about 50,000 years ago. Modern humans spread across Europe about 40,000 years ago.