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Coastal Artifacts Suggest Early Beginnings for Modern Behavior

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Science  19 Oct 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5849, pp. 377
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5849.377a

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An international team of researchers reports in this week's issue of Nature that artifacts found in a coastal cave indicate that some key elements of modern human behavior were in place by 164,000 years ago, pushing back the appearance of some of these activities by 25,000 to 40,000 years.