Two human teeth from Lunadong: upper (LN0031); lower (LN0030). Views from left to right: occlusal view; mesial view; distal view; buccal view; lingual view. University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Article created on Saturday, September 20, 2014
he discovery of two teeth in Lunadong, a cave site located in Guangxi (southern China), lends weight to the possibility that the exodus of modern humans from Africa may have been earlier than 60,000 years ago, as traditionally thought.
Christopher Bae, a palaeoanthropologist at UH Mānoa, and Wei Wang of the Guangxi Museum of Nationalities in Nanning, China, have been leading a team of researchers at the Lunadong cave site.
A small clue
Found in stratified deposits dating between 70,000 and 126,000 years ago, a period when eastern Asia was traditionally thought to have been only occupied by…
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