Anthropology Prof. Amanuel Beyin - Red Sea stone tool find hints at hominins’ possible route out of Africa
Amanuel Beyin, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, had his research featured in The Conversation, an academic journal.The following is a summarized excerpt from the article:
Africa is the birthplace of humanity. From the time of our lineage's split from the chimpanzee line around 7 million years ago, the continent has remained the primary homeland for successive hominin species – of which modern humans are the sole survivors.
A recent research team, including UofL Assistant Professor of Anthropology Amanuel Beyin, set out to fill the existing evidence gap about our ancestors' route out of Africa. The focus was on the western periphery of the Red Sea. This area links the fossil-rich Horn of Africa and the Sinai Peninsula, which is the only land bridge that could have facilitated direct hominin movement between Africa and Eurasia in the past two million years.
Read the full article at theconversation.com.