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Later Stone Age Got Earlier Start in South Africa Than Thought

July 31, 2012

image of people in a cave The Later Stone Age emerged in South Africa more than 20,000 years earlier than previously believed--about the same time humans were migrating from Africa to the European continent, says a new international study led by the University of Colorado Boulder. Full Story

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