Ancient history

Out of Africa

The rapid transformation of knowledge about the evolution of hominids in Asia is forcing a re-examination of ideas about the initial dispersions of hominids from Africa to Eurasia.
Hominids appear in the fossil record from about 6 million to 7 million years ago in Africa, and the earliest hominid fossils in Eurasia are around 1.8 million years old.

The explanations for the first dispersions of hominids from Africa fall under the so-called Out of Africa I paradigm .

Modern humans are only brought into focus in the “ Out of Africa II paradigm “, Which refers to the first dispersions of H. Sapiens from Africa to Eurasia which occurred for the first time in the last 200,000 years .