Last year, scientists announced that a human jawbone and prehistoric tools found in 2002 in Misliya Cave, on the western edge of Israel, were between 177,000 and 194,000 years old.
Ian Orland at Soreq Cave, Israel, where some calcite cave formations
are 185,000 years old [Credit: Ian Orland]The finding suggested that modern humans, who originated in Africa, began migrating out of the continent at least 40,000 years earlier than…
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