Scientists have identified the earliest known evidence of modern humans outside of the African continent.
Once, about 300 million years ago, when southern Africa was joined at South America’s hip, this now arid region was covered in a wide expanse of glaciers.
There are lost cities all over the world. Some, like the remains of Mayan cities hidden beneath a thick canopy of rainforest in Mesoamerica, are found with the help of laser lights.
Dozens of prehistoric hominin footprints have been discovered in Norfolk and have been dated back to nearly one million years old. These are the oldest footprints ever discovered outside of Africa and could change the timeline of when the earliest human species migrated out of Africa and into Europe. The study comes from a collaboration of British research facilities and the results were published on PLOS ONE.
In a quiet corner of the Republic of Georgia, hidden beneath medieval and Bronze Age ruins, the hominin fossil jackpot of Dmanisi is rewriting the story of human evolution.