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Hominids Leave Africa

Hominids Leave Africa

Due to the scarcity of evidence, there is a great deal of disagreement among scientists about exactly when prehistoric peoples left Africa and migrated to other parts of the world.

Hominids Leave Africa

Some evidence suggests that Homo habilis may have been the first to leave Africa. However, if they did, it is unlikely that they remained very long. There is, however, strong evidence that Homo erectus migrated from Africa around 1.6 million years ago.

Fossil evidence shows that Homo erectus had arrived in Asia by around 460,000 years ago, and in Europe around 400,000 years ago.