The re-dating and the tranche of new human bones convince Hublin that early H. “It’s a face you could cross in the street today,” he says.
The teeth — although big compared with those of today's humans — are a better match to H.
He didn’t have the time or money to excavate it until 2004, after he had joined the Max Planck Society.
A team led by archaeological scientist Daniel Richter and archaeologist Shannon Mc Pherron, also at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, dated the site and all the human remains found there to between 280,000 and 350,000 years old using two different methods.sapiens, suggest that these individuals' brains were organized differently. sapiens lineage into today’s anatomically modern humans.Hublin suggests that anatomically modern humans may have acquired their characteristic faces before changes to the shape of their brains occurred.“What we think is before 300,000 years ago, there was a dispersal of our species — or at least the most primitive version of our species — throughout Africa,” Hublin says.Around this time, the Sahara was green and filled with lakes and rivers.