Haifa Home to First Homo Sapiens? Monday, September 10, 2007
A collaboration between TAU and the University of Haifa is uncovering evidence that modern man may have developed near Mt. Carmel.
Although a skeleton of the earliest Homo sapien has not yet been found in the CarmelCaves near Haifa, scientists believe that he may have lived there 250,000 years ago.
What has been found at the sites are modern tools such as flint blades, and evidence of systematic hunting techniques. These important discoveries may mean that the earliest communities of modern man originated in the Middle East rather than in Africa.
Professor Israel Hershkotvitz of TAU is co-director of the excavations.