Scientists discover the oldest Homo sapiens fossils at Jebel Irhoud, Morocco

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (Leipzig, Germany)

New finds of fossils and stone tools from the archaeological site of Jebel Irhoud, Morocco, push back the origins of our species by one hundred thousand years and show that by about 300 thousand years ago important changes in our biology and behaviour had taken place across most of Africa.