Israeli find of anthropologists changes the idea of human migration
An Israeli-American study examined the spinal cord of a man about one and a half million years old, which was found at the Obadiah site in the Jordan Valley. Scientists have found that "Exodus from Africa" was not a one-time event. There were at least two waves of migration – first to Georgia, and after 300,000 years to Israel.
It was believed that after the exodus of ancient man from North Africa about two million years began migrating around the world.
But a new Israeli-American study by Bar Ilan University, Ono Academic College, the University of Tulsa in the US, and the Antiquities Authority found that human settlement occurred in waves.
First, the tribes headed to Georgia (about 1.8 million years ago), and then came the second wave (about 1.5 million years ago), which passed through the Land of Israel, in the prehistoric town of Ovadia near Kibbutz Beit Zera in the valley the Jordan River.
A new and exciting find has been discovered by researchers – a vertebra from a human spine, about one and a half million years old; it was found near the city of Ovadia, which is of great archaeological and evolutionary importance. Because this is one of the few places that have preserved the remains of human activity after the exodus from Africa.
This place is considered the second oldest discovered site outside of Africa, if we talk about the Dmanisi site in Georgia.