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Migrating out of Africa

Map of Human Migration
Click on the map to see a full-screen version on the NewScientist site.

Image source: NewScientist Life. Huge gene study shines new light on African history, April 2009, by Peter Aldhous. Read the article.

The Egyptian in all of us: First modern humans spread out of Africa into Europe and Asia from the Sinai peninsula. by Richard Gray for Mailonline (The Daily Mail) May 2015. Ongoing archaeological research, along with genetics, continues to shed light on our ancient ancestors. Scientists have proposed two routes for how Homo sapiens spread out of Africa between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago - through Egypt or Ethiopia. More about these new discoveries will be included in the next edition of Why Men Made God. Read the article...

There is also an excellent BBC Documentary called The Incredible Human Journey that describes the crossing out of Africa. Depending on where you are, you might be able to view it on YouTube (it is blocked in some areas).

You might also enjoy this National Geographic documentary: National Geographic Sex in the Stone Age Part 1 published September 2014. This documentary talks about our early ancestors meeting and mating with other hominid species, and is available on YouTube. Start here, with Part 1

A recent archaeological discovery in Kenya indicates that our earliest ancestors (before even the genus Homo) were using stone tools much earlier than preveiously thought. 3.3-million-year-old stone tools from Lomekwi 3, West Turkana, Kenya. Nature. Published online May 2015. See more...