Oldest traces of modern humans in Europe found in Austria

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Philip Nigst from the Division of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge told the Austria Press Agency on Monday that this showed the first modern humans settled in the region at the beginning of a warm phase of the Ice Age.

This estimation of the existence of modern humans in Europe is several thousands of years earlier than previously thought.


Discoveries at a dig site in Austria have showed that the oldest traces of modern humans in Europe have been found in Austria, which can be dated back to 43,500 years ago, archaeologists involved in the project claimed upon the publishing of their research on Monday.

The archaeologists had been digging at the Willendorf II site Willendorf in the Wachau region of Lower Austria from 2006 to 2011, where they found small stone artifacts believed to have been used as parts of weapons for hunting, ...


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