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Supercomputer simulations show climate's role in early human migration

Supercomputer simulations show climate’s role in early human migration

A team of scientists from Busan University revealed that it used Ice Age climate model simulations in conjunction with archaeological data on, among other things, the fossil record to study the space-time properties of five hominin species (including Homo and Pan and extinct species such as Australopithecus) over the course of two million last year. this model, Called 2ma simulation, it recreates ancient climate recordsTemperatures such as tropical sea temperatures, Antarctica, the watery climate of East Africa and the summer monsoons of East Asia” – this works in tandem with ancient reconstructions to give a realistic picture of how precipitation changed in southern Africa at that time.

The data that passed through the supercomputer shows, among other things, that about 700 thousand. Years ago, Homo heidelbergensis (ancestor of Neanderthals and modern humans) began Beyond their usual areasThis is precisely because the elliptical orbit of our planet has allowed for wetter and more habitable climatic conditions. Perhaps this is how the expansion of this genre began. Of course, these studies are much broader and It was described in the journal “Nature”.And also not the last word in the discourse on the origins of man, but … a step towards the acquisition of more and more knowledge.

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When it comes to a lot of scientific research, a lot is also happening in the field of space observation. Recently, NASA confirmed the existence of the largest comet in history so far – it’s really big because It is about 140 km long. In contrast, the Chinese They also want to find a new planet for living.

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