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    500,000 year old homo erectus tools in Sudan


    "WROCLAW, POLAND—According to a Science in Poland report, an international team of researchers led by Mirosław Masojć of the University of Wroclaw's Institute of Archaeology has uncovered stone tools ranging in age from 500,000 to 60,000 years old in gold mines in eastern Sudan. The artifacts include hand axes and pebble tools made by Homo erectus, and blades made by Homo sapiens. Masojć suggested that Homo erectus migrated through the region, along the coast of the Red Sea, in addition to traveling through the Nile Valley. Some 500,000 years ago, he explained, the now desert-like region was more hospitable. Dried river beds suggest water once flowed toward the northeast and the Red Sea."

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    According to this article/s the Sahara desert used to be lush and green even as early as 10,000 YA.
    Goats and animal domestication might have played a cascading effect in an already fragile ecosystem.
    The lines on this map represent the spread of livestock over the millennia. The dots represent sites where archaeologists found evidence of livestock. The years shown are BP, or “before present,” a scale used for radiocarbon dating in which the year 1950 AD is year one. The year 1850 BP, for example, is the year 100 AD.

    Wright, 2017

    Wright believes that overgrazing led to drought. Drought stunted the growth vegetation, which further transformed the landscape, which worsened the drought, in a feedback loop that eventually produced a hot, dry, dusty desert roughly the size of the United States.
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    Thank you for awakening the questions of further places and times for Homo Erectus.

    The journey to discover Homo Erectus started for me with Boaz and Ciochon in there book"Dragon Bone Hill". The recent discoveries add to my pool of light that these two authors opened the story.

    The African version of Homo erects (an upright man) - theancestor of modern man ( Homo sapiens )- appeared in Africa about 1.8 million years ago, from where it quicklymigrated to Eurasia. However, migrations took place in stages.
    The eastern cradle is considered to be thecradle of humanity. Along the Great Rift, which stretches from Mozambique,through Tanzania to the coast of the Red Sea in the region of Eritrea andEthiopia, the oldest traces of human activity in the form of stone tools arediscovered. In terms of recognizing the oldest traces of man, the areafarther north of Africa - the Eastern Desert in Sudan - is somewhatforgotten. Polish archaeologists have taken aim for it. The project,funded by the National Science Center, is attended by scientists from SaudiArabia, South Korea, Germany and the USA.

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