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Fossil found in Israeli cave may change story of human migration out of Africa

The story of how and when modern humans first left Africa may be more ancient and more complex than anyone knew.

This week, anthropologists excavating a collapsed cave in Israel described a Homo sapiens fossil fragment that has been dated to between 194,000 and 175,000 years ago.

It is the earliest known modern human fossil to be found outside Africa.

The discovery, detailed Thursday in the journal Science, provides the first physical evidence that Homo sapiens migrated out of the African continent

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