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Oldest known Homo sapiens remains date back to 300,000 BCE.

Date: 300,000 BCE

The Story of The Colonizer Wound

The oldest known human remains, at the time of this writing, date back to approximately 300,000 BCE. They will be discovered in Jebel Irhoud, Morocco, and the findings will be published in 2017.