This stone tool has been made by hominins about 2 million years ago in Algeria. Image: Sahnouni et al, CENIEH
Origin of mankind includes the North of Africa - earth short science news

In contrast to what has been generally believed until now, the cradle of humankind was not only in East Africa, but also in North Africa.

Scientists have found stone tools in Algeria that are near contemporary with those found in Ethiopia, dating back to 2.4 – 1.9 million years ago.

However, no hominin remains of the same age have ever been found in both North and East Africa, so that it is still a mystery who the people were that made the tools.

Read the full story: Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH)
Scientific publication: Science

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