Sites & cities that bear the name of Djebel Irhoud

Djebel Irhoud

Today in : Morocco
First trace of activity : ca. 350,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 280,000 B.C.E
Recorded names : ⴰⴷⵔⴰⵔ ⵏ ⵉⵖⵓⴷ, Adrar n'Ighoud, جبل إيغود, žbəl iġud

Description : Jebel Irhoud (Moroccan Arabic: جبل إيغود‎, romanized: žbəl iġud pronounced [ʒbəl ˈiɣud]) is an archaeological site located just north of the locality known as Tlet Ighoud, about 50 km (30 mi) south-east of the city of Safi in Morocco. It is noted for the hominin fossils that have been found there since the site's discovery in 1960. Originally thought to be Neanderthals, the specimens have since been assigned to Homo sapiens and have been dated at 315,000 years old.

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