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When Did We Become Fully Human? What Fossils and DNA Tell Us About the Evolution of Modern Intelligence – Singularity Hub

When did something like us first appear on the planet? It turns out there’s remarkably little agreement on this question.

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When did something like us first appear on the planet? It turns out theres remarkably little agreement on this question. Fossils and DNA suggest people looking like us, anatomically modern Homo sapiens, evolved around 300,000 years ago. Surprisingly, archaeologytools, artifacts, cave artsuggest that complex technology and cultures, behavioral modernity, evolved more recently: 50,000 to 65,000 years ago.
Some scientists interpret this as suggesting the earliest Homo sapiens werent entirely moder…

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