Archaeologists have rescued the bones from five or more people at Jebel Irhoud, once a barite mine that is around 60 miles west of Marrakesh.While the excavations at the Moroccan mine have been going on for many years now, it wasn’t until a recent dating test was conducted that archaeologists truly understood what they were dealing with.Now, of course, scientists understand that Neanderthals and Homo sapiens are separate species, with the two once living alongside each other and, in same cases interbreeding, as modern DNA tests confirm.In the mine of Jebel Irhoud in Morocco, more bones have just been found, adding to the treasure trove already there.These remnants include gazelle bones, flint tools, and bits of charcoal, most likely left untouched inside of the cave for hundreds of thousands of years after the last roaring fire was made.Jean-Jacques Hublin has described the emotional connection felt in the presence of the 300,000-year-old Homo sapiens bones.Yet without the dating methods that we have today, these bones were thought to be those of Neanderthals and no older than 40,000 years.Back then, the most accepted view of evolution was that our modern Homo sapiens species grew out of the Neanderthal line.
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If there was a Garden of Eden, it might have been the size of the continent.” The old site of Jebel Irhoud is one that has both intrigued and puzzled scientists ever since bones were discovered here in the 1960s.
In 19, bones and stone tools were first discovered in this Moroccan mine.
It has now been shown that one tooth and various stone tools found near the human bones are at least 300,000-years-old, with some objects even dating to 350,000 years.
Jean-Jacques Hublin, one of the scientists from the Mac Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig who works on the Moroccan site, admitted to being astonished by the 300,000-year-old Homo sapiens bones.