Brazilian Findings Challenge Predominant Timeline of Humankind’s History

A team of Brazilian and Italian researchers found 2.4 million-year-old materials on an archaeological site in Jordan.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The findings raise new factors that may challenge the established understanding of the development of humankind and the dynamics of genus homo migration from Africa to other regions of the planet. The study findings have been published in a scientific journal.

The predominant thesis in academic debates, despite controversies and diverging theories, holds that the homo genus emerged some 2.4 million years ago in Africa, with homo habilis as its first representative. The homo erectus would have emerged two million years ago.

The first evidence of the presence of homo erectus outside the African continent . . .

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