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New Find Pushes Back Human Migration Out Of Africa By 50,000 Years

In yet another shake-up of the established timeline of our species, researchers have uncovered the oldest modern human fossil outside of Africa, and it is much older than expected, IFL Science reports. Discovered in what is now Israel, the partial jawbone dates to between 175,000 and 200,000 years ago, pushing back when we thought modern humans migrated out of Africa by a hefty 50,000 years. Interestingly, this is consistent with what the genetics tell us and also lines up nicely with human fossils found in eastern Asia and Australia that suggest people got there by around 120,000 years ago. “Misliya is an exciting discovery,” says Binghamton University’s…