Earliest evidence of modern man
Human teeth that are 400,000 years old, were found in a cave near the Israeli town of Rosh Haayin, and they are the oldest evidence of existence of a modern man, and show that he lived a much earlier than previously thought, reported the University of Tel Aviv.
So far the oldest human remains were found in Africa – 200,000 years old, which led scientists to conclude that homo sapiens came right from that continent.
The cave was discovered in the 2000th near Rosh Haayin, east of Tel Aviv and then found teeth were analyzed morphologically.
The teeth are very similar to the teeth of modern man, as was showed by X-ray images and CT. They are also very similar evidence of becoming a modern people with two locations in northern Israel, which date back 100,000 years, as the university announced.
Scientists working at the site believe that their discovery will probably change the prevailing opinion that modern man originated from Africa.
While the archaeological remains of the human skeletons discovered in China and Spain beat their thesis, the most recent findings are very important and invaluable, said Avi Gopher and Ran Barkai from Tel Aviv University, who discovered the cave.