The term "Cro-Magnon" soon came to be used in a general sense to describe the oldest modern people in Europe.
By the 1970s, the term was used for any early modern human wherever found, as was the case with the far-flung Jebel Qafzeh remains in Israel and various Paleo-Indians in the Americas.
Since then the molecular data and a steady trickle of new hominin fossil finds have pushed the earliest putative hominin ancestry back in time somewhat, to perhaps 8–6 mya., based on a cranium from of Chad in north-central Africa.
Announced in 2002, this specimen is dated to the period between 7 and 6 mya.
Linnaeus, concerned exclusively with similarities in bodily structure, faced only the problem of distinguishing extend the span of this species far back into time to include many anatomically distinctive fossils that others prefer to allocate to several different extinct species.
In contrast, a majority of paleoanthropologists, wishing to bring the study of hominins into line with that of other mammals, prefer to assign to to calculate how long species had been separated from a common ancestor.
From 1960, Ronald Singer, Ray Inskeep, John Wymer, Hilary Deacon, Richard Klein and others suggested the excavation yielded the earliest known remains of anatomically modern humans and behaviourally modern humans in the world.
And if they are similar, then they are likely to be of a similar time period or age.” This is important, as it would help us better understand where on the evolutionary chain Homo naledi can be found, and therefore, what physical attributes and possible social behavior developed when.Usually referred to as Klasies River Mouth, the site has yielded some of the oldest evidence of remains, tools, and other evidence of human activity found there may date as far back as 120,000 years ago.The Klasies River Caves are a series of caves located to the east of the Klasies River mouth on the Tsitsikamma coast in the Humansdorp district of Eastern Cape Province, South Africa.This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.If the file has been modified from its original state, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.