Humans’ entry into Europe pushed earlier
People may have spread across the continent more than 40,000 years ago
By Bruce Bower, 13:07 PM November 2, 2011
Stone Age people arrived in Europe several thousand years earlier than previously thought and made tracks across the continent, two new studies suggest.
Both papers, published online November 2 in Nature and already attracting controversy, support the proposal that modern humans established a European culture dating to 45,000 years ago that included sophisticated stone tools and personal ornaments. Until now, the oldest modern human fossils in Europe dated to about 40,000 years ago.
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