When I first became interested in the origins of man, the common theory was that all homosapiens (us) moved out of Africa about 60,000 year ago. Then, finds in Central and Far East Asia, dated to 70-120,000 years, questioned the theory. The current theory, confirmed recently with an examination of 5,000 teeth from even earlier skulls found all over the world, is that our earliest ancestors and our direct relatives all came from Africa in two main movements.
Niah Cave in Northeastern Sarawak- where we went today. It was a grueling bus to boat to trail six-hour hike (four of it inside a series of caves with flashlights and slippery footings). Pat smartly bailed an hour into it (her knee is hurting). I went on, slipped three times, and came back dripping wet with sweat.
Sunday, Mar 4th, Mirs, Sarawak, Malaysia.