Topic ID #21914 - posted 7/31/2012 1:49 AM

Human Behavior, as We Know It, Emerged Earlier Than Previously Thought



Jennifer Palmer

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Modern Culture 44,000 Years Ago: Human Behavior, as We Know It, Emerged Earlier Than Previously Thought

ScienceDaily (July 30, 2012) — An international team of researchers, including scientists from Wits University, have substantially increased the age at which we can trace the emergence of modern culture, all thanks to the San people of Africa.

The research by the team, consisting of scientists from South Africa, France, Italy, Norway, the USA and Britain, will be published in two articles online in the journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

The paper titled "Early evidence of San material culture represented by organic artifacts from Border Cave, South Africa" was authored by Francesco d'Errico, Lucinda Backwell, Paola Villa, Ilaria Deg
ano, Jeannette Lucejko, Marion Bamford, Thomas Higham, Maria Perla Colombini, and Peter Beaumont.

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