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Very interesting.

«Sophisticated stone tools and blades discovered nearby suggest the cave’s inhabitants were capable hunters, who used sling projectiles and elegantly carved blades used to kill and butcher gazelles, oryx, wild boars, hares, turtles and ostrich. The team also discovered evidence of matting made from plants that may have been used to sleep on. Radioactive dating places the fossil and tools at between 177,000 and 194,000 years old.


«“It means modern humans were potentially meeting and interacting during a longer period of time with other archaic human groups, providing more opportunity for cultural and biological exchanges,” said Rolf Quam, Binghamton University anthropology professor and a co-author of the study.»

It's just so incredibly fascinating to think about how the world looked back then.
I love the way that science concludes that Israel/Palestine lies outside of Africa even though the African Continental Plate cuts slap bang through the middle of it. You pays your money and you takes your choice.
Your ancestral home may have looked like "a miserable little Muslim village, looking much like a ruin" but the Jordan river didn't look like an irrigation ditch that turns into a trickle of slurry.

"Doesn't get much more miserable than being poor in the good ol' US of A..."

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