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How long have humans been out of Africa?

The numbers keep getting bigger:

New dating techniques suggest the remains of so-called Peking Man — a batch of Homo erectus fossils found in the 1920s — are 200,000 years older than previously calculated.

What’s important about that date, about 770,000 years ago, is that this was a glacial period on Earth, and Peking Man was found in far northern China.


So follow this logically:

First, if Homo erectus existed both in Africa and outside of Africa, how did both populations end up being Homo sapiens?

Second, if nearly a million years ago humans were out of Africa, there’s a whole hidden pre-neolithic history that none of us know yet. And that’s why the dates keep changing.

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