Dispersals, resilience, and innovation in Late Pleistocene SE Africa
Genetic evidence suggests that successful modern human migration out of Africa is believed to have started c. 70,000 years ago, populating the whole world, at different rates and times. This incredible voyage took place because of human’s unique resilience, versatility, and innovation, both biological and cultural, to external stimuli, including ecological and environmental changes.
The main objective of DISPERSALS is to investigate the migration and dispersal dynamics of early Homo sapiens in Africa and archaeologically evaluate the genetic model that southern African human populations were the genesis of the successful out-of-Africa some 70,000 years ago.
During the fieldwork, an exciting discovery was made — a flint point. This ancient artifact, crafted from flint, provides a glimpse into the rich history of human civilization in the region. The flint tip, meticulously crafted by skilled hands, showcases the resourcefulness and ingenuity of our ancestors. Its smooth, elongated shape suggests its purpose as…Read More