First use of fire by humans pushed back 300,000 years!
The last mammoths died out only 4,000 years ago, having been isloated on a small island. A population of 500 to 1000 individuals remained viable for 6000 years.
"These new fossils might be of a previously unknown species, one that survived until the very end of the Ice Age around 11,000 years ago," says Professor Curnoe.
"Alternatively, they might represent a very early and previously unknown migration of modern humans out of Africa, a population who may not have contributed genetically to living people."
A plausible mechanism for memory encoding