A reconstruction and computer model of part of a skull discovered in a Greek cave, Apidima 1. Photograph: AFP Photo/Eberhard Karls of Tübingen/Katerina Harvati/AFP/Getty Images

Modern humans reached Europe far earlier than suspected, palaeontologists have said, after identifying a 210,000-year-old cranium excavated in Greece (...)

A jawbone with teeth recently discovered at Misliya Cave on Mount Carmel In Israel, dated to 177,000-194,000 years ago. Photograph: Tel Aviv University/EPA

The discovery of a prehistoric jawbone in a cave in Israel forces scientists to rethink theories of how the earliest humans came to populate the plane(...)

A complete jawbone with teeth recently discovered at Misliya Cave on Mount Carmel, Israel. The jawbone is dated to 177,000-194,000 years ago, indicating that modern humans were present in the Levant at least 50,000 years earlier than previously thought. Photograph: EPA/Tel Aviv University

A prehistoric jawbone discovered in a cave in Israel has prompted scientists to rethink theories of how the earliest human pioneers came to populate t(...)