Anatomically Modern Humans Arrived in Southeast Asia Far Earlier than Previously Thought

New excavations of a cave site in western Sumatra called Lida Ajer indicate modern humans reached Southeast Asia between 73,000 to 63,000 years ago — up to 20,000 years earlier than archaeologists previously thought. The findings, published in the journal Nature, also suggest humans could have potentially made the crossing to Australia even earlier than the accepted 60,000 […]

Engraved Bones Found in China

Archaeologists digging at an early hominin site in China have discovered two engraved bone fragments that date back nearly 115,000 years. The two weathered bone fragments were found at the site of Lingjing in Xuchang county of China’s Henan province. The specimens were examined by Dr. Francesco d’Errico from the Universities of Bordeaux and Bergen and his […]