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Early Homo sapiens in the Kalahari

An international team of researchers including Luke Gliganic (former Post Doc of our group) and Michael Meyer provided the oldest proof for modern humans in the Kalahari Desert in the interior of Africa. The archaeological finds are more than 100,000 years old, as constrained by Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating in our laboratory. The study is challenging the idea that modern technological and symbolic human behaviour were linked to coastal environments. The results were published in the journal Nature.