Researchers say they've found evidence of modern man's exodus out of Africa. Scientists say a newly unearthed skull in Israel is roughly 55,000 years old. It is the earliest evidence of Homo sapiens outside of Africa, and proof that modern man set up shop in Middle East before colonizing the European continent.Ancient Israeli skull may document migration from Africa - Yahoo News
"It's amazing," lead study author Israel Hershkovitz, an anthropologist at Tel Aviv University, told the Guardian. "This is the first specimen we have that connects Africa to Europe."
The fossil consists of only the top part of the skull; the face and jaw are missing. It was discovered in the Manot cave in northern Israel.
"It's the earliest evidence of anatomically modern humans outside of Africa," Omry Barzilai, one of the dig site's leaders and the head of the prehistory branch at the Israel Antiquities Authority, told Haaretz. "It supports the theory that modern humans left Africa around 60,000 years ago through this region."
The discovery confirms what archaeologists and prehistorians had long hypothesized. Now researchers have solid evidence linking fossils in Africa and Europe, validating genetic testing that showed most of modern man's DNA originated with a group of East Africans -- a group that (with the help of their offspring) went on to to colonize the globe.
Ancient skull found in north sheds new light on journey out of Africa | The Times of IsraelLong ago, humans left their evolutionary cradle in Africa and passed through the Middle East on their way to Europe. Now scientists have found the first fossil remains that appear to document that journey, a partial skull from an Israeli cave.The skull dates from around 55,000 years ago, fitting into the period when scientists had thought the migrants inhabited the area. And details of its anatomy resemble ancient skulls from Europe, Israel Hershkovitz of Tel Aviv University in Israel wrote in an email.
Skull discovery suggests location where humans first had sex with Neanderthals | Science | The Guardian
An ancient skull found in a cave in northern Israel has cast light on the migration of modern humans out of Africa and the dawn of humanity’s colonisation of the world.Ancient skull found in Israel links human migration from Africa to Europe | CTV News
For most palaeontologists that might be enough for a single fossil, but the braincase has offered much more: a likely location where the first prehistoric trysts resulted in modern humans having sex with their heavy-browed Neanderthal cousins.
This is the prevailing condition of the Black man in Africa today and those of our foreparents forcibly brought to America by the European slave traders. They did not consider the Black man or people as being a full human being. We were classified as being a possession or piece of property to be bought and sold as merchandise. This number 50 which summarizes the chapters of Genesis may be taken to represent the 50,000 years in which our original Tribe of Shabazz went to sleep beginning in the jungles of East Africa to be conquered later by the European Slave Traders who bought a Trading Post in the jungle of that continent.
This condition of the Black man is summed up in our Supreme Wisdom Lessons, in Lesson No. 1, Question and Answer 7 in the following words: “Why does the Devil keep our people illiterate? Ans. –So that he can use them for a tool and, also, a slave. He keeps them blind to themselves so that he can master them. Illiterate means ignorant.” On page 107 of Message to the Blackman, the Most Honorable Elijah Muhammad writes: “Why is the black man just coming into his own? Because he desired to try getting experience (or trying everything) himself. Today you see every color in power but the black man, yet he is the originator of all. Now the Great Mahdi (God in person) with His infinite wisdom, knowledge and understanding, is going to put the original black man in his original place as he was at first, the God and ruler of the universe. … They haven’t had their day in many thousands of years. Fifty thousand years ago he had his complete fall. (I shouldn’t use the word fall for it was not; he only allowed the weaker of himself to rule).”
“And some of us are those who submit, and some of us are deviators. So whoever submits, these aim at the right way. And as to deviators, they are fuel of hell.”—Holy Qur’an, Surah 72, verses 14-15