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300,000-year-old hominin remains found in Morocco

Hominin remains dating back 300,000 years have been found at Jebel Irhoud in Morocco. “This gives us a completely different picture of the evolution of our species. It goes much further back in time, but also the very process of evolution is different to what we thought,” Hublin told the Guardian.

Moroccan hunter-gatherers suffered from tooth decay

An analysis of the remains of 52 hunter-gatherers who lived in Morocco 13,000 years ago has revealed that 49 of them suffered from tooth decay. The poor condition of their teeth suggests they were often in agony. "At a certain point, the tooth nerve dies but up until that moment, the pain

Pine resin used to hermetically seal 2,000-year-old amphora

Chemical analysis has found that pine resin was used to seal a 2,000-year-old amphora found in Morocco. "We have studied the substance that was used to seal the container using three different techniques, and we compared it with pine resin from today", José Vicente Gimeno, one of the authors of the

Human remains from Acheulian period found in Morocco

Archaeologists in Morocco have discovered the rear part of a human mandible that dates back to the prehistoric Acheulian phase. The mandible, which belongs to a young human, holds a premolar and a molar, the report said.The fossil was uncovered on May 14 in the Thomas I quarry site in Casablanca,

World’s Oldest Beads Are Older Than Previously Thought

Archaeologists in Eastern Morocco have uncovered some of the world’s earliest shell ornaments in a limestone cave. The researchers have found 47 examples of Nassarius marine shells, most of them perforated and including examples covered in red ochre, at the Grotte des Pigeons at Taforalt. The fingernail-size shells, already known from 82,000-year-old

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