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Study: First Humans to Leave Africa Went to Asia, Not Europe

Forty-seven human teeth dug out of a cave in southern China reveal that our species, Homo sapiens, may have arrived in China 80,000 to 120,000 years ago, much earlier than prevailing theories suggest. A study published Wednesday in the science journal Nature says teeth from the Fuyan Cave site in Hunan province's Daoxian County place our species in southern China 30,000 to 70,000 years earlier than in the eastern Mediterranean or Europe. "The model that is generally accepted...

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