Age of the oldest known <i>Homo sapiens</i> from eastern Africa

Age of the oldest known <i>Homo sapiens</i> from eastern Africa

Nature, Published online: 12 January 2022; doi:10.1038/s41586-021-04275-8

Geochemical analyses correlating the stratum that overlies the sediments containing the Omo fossils with material from a volcanic eruption suggest that these fossils (the oldest known modern human fossils in eastern Africa) are over 200,000 years old.
Source: Nature