By combining cooked roots and tubers as a staple with protein and fats from shellfish, fish, small and large fauna, these communities were able to optimally adapt to their environment, indicating great ecological intelligence as early as 120,000 years ago
If sea levels only 120,000 years ago
were about the same as they are now, then the global ratio of ice-to-water was probably similar to what it is today.
Researchers who recently drilled out some samples found that during two warmer periods - one of them about 120,000 years ago
and another about 10,000 years ago, both following ice ages - there would have been (http://www.ibtimes.com/climate-change-news-dead-sea-salt-shows-worst-drought-humans-have-ever-seen-2514047) severe drought in the Middle East.
Excavations in southern China's Fuyan Cave produced 47 human teeth dating to between 80,000 and 120,000 years ago
, paleoanthropologists report October 14 in Nature.
However, a team of archaeologists excavating in India then claimed to have found evidence that modern humans were there before the eruption - possibly as early as 120,000 years ago
, much earlier than Europe or the Near East were colonised.
It is known that some 120,000 years ago
- a mere tremor in the eyelid of time - the mean temperature of the world was five degrees warmer than it is now.
One of the studies found that the ancestry of the natives of Papua New Guinea, north of Australia, could be traced back to an earlier migration that occurred 120,000 years ago
. The study analyzed DNA samples of 483 people belonging to 148 populations from around the world.
Washington, April 11 ( ANI ): During the last interglacial period, approximately 120,000 years ago
, Dead Sea came close to drying up entirely, researchers under a drilling project have found.
Ancient people left Africa as early as 120,000 years ago
, so the Chinese fossils might be those of early migrants who evolved in relative isolation for tens of thousands of years without contributing genetically to people today, Curnoe suggests.
They also looked at samples from an additional 23 polar bears, including one that lived 120,000 years ago
, to get a sense of the polar bear's evolutionary history.
The researchers estimate that the lake vanished 120,000 years ago
. A warmer climate at that time could have dried up the Dead Sea's water sources.