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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Lao Skull Earliest Example of Modern Human Fossil in Southeast Asia

Lao Skull Earliest Example of Modern Human Fossil in Southeast Asia

Aug. 20, 2012 — An ancient skull recovered from a cave in the Annamite Mountains in northern Laos is the oldest modern human fossil found in Southeast Asia, researchers report. The discovery pushes back the clock on modern human migration through the region by as much as 20,000 years and indicates that ancient wanderers out of Africa left the coast and inhabited diverse habitats much earlier than previously appreciated.

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