Ancient tools prove the much earlier presence of homo sapiens in Eurasia

In recent months, a lot of new research has seen the light of day, which forces us to verify knowledge about the origins of our species. The latest ones concern the wanderings of the first people in Europe.

It cannot be hidden that the history of our species is full of holes and understatements, but fortunately we fill the next ones in small steps worldtoptech. Until now, we thought, for example, that the history of modern man began about 300,000 years ago and about 120,000 years ago went beyond Africa, while in Greece we found skulls of homo sapiens 210,000 years ago, and Israel remains 177,000 years ago, which suggests that modern man left Africa much earlier than thought and traveled much further.

And now we are learning that tools from 45 thousand years ago were found in Mongolia, which means that man arrived there much earlier than we expected. What’s more, there is a good chance that the place of finding the remains is where our ancestors first mixed with mysterious Denisovans, because scientists date this meeting around this time. He is an undefined systematic taxa of the Paleolithic man who lived about 41,000 years ago, or at least this is what remains found in Denisowa Cave in Siberia suggest – thanks to his genes, homo sapiens was able to adapt to life at high altitudes and survive oxygen deficiency in the Tibetan Highland.

The place is called Tolbor-16 and is located along the Tolbor River in the northern part of the Changi Mountains, during research in 2011-2016 thousands of stone artifacts and weapons were found there. Similar tools could be found in nearby regions, such as Siberia or northwestern China, suggesting that man was widely spread across the continent. According to the researchers: – The most intriguing fact is that these items were produced in a very complicated but methodical way and it seems that they were typical for a certain group of people sharing technical and cultural background.

And although the team did not find any human remains on the site, they believe that the tools belonged to homo sapiens, and not other species such as the Neanderthal man or Denisowa Cave. Mainly because 826 tools found are very similar to the technology of our species from the early Upper Paleolithic, and because the site is dated to 45,000 years, the time frames also agree. In short, the finds are evidence of the presence of modern man in Mongolia much earlier than we thought, as confirmed by scientists also found the remains collected there by man for the consumption of animals, such as cattle, bison, sheep, goats and horses.