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Are Modern Humans Really Older Than We Thought?

Until recently, fossil evidence for modern humans has only gone back 200,000 years. A new discovery in Morocco and thermoluminescence dating may help extend that beyond 300,000 years.

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Sources:
http://www.nature.com/news/oldest-homo-sapiens-fossil-claim-rewrites-our-species-history-1.22114
https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v546/n7657/full/546212a.html
https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v546/n7657/full/nature22336.html
https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v546/n7657/full/nature22335.html
http://www.nature.com/news/oldest-ancient-human-dna-details-dawn-of-neanderthals-1.19557
https://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v531/n7595/full/nature17405.html
http://anthro.palomar.edu/homo2/mod_homo_4.htm
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22658331
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0024024
http://anthro.palomar.edu/homo2/mod_homo_5.htm
https://www.thoughtco.com/luminescence-dating-cosmic-method-171538
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Images:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:CIA_WorldFactBook-Political_world.pdf
Homo Sapiens 160,000 Years Old
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Crane1.png
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sahara_dust_plume_Nov_1998.jpg

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