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What are the oldest fossils of modern man? What is the evidence until now? I do not ask to know the evolutionary chain that led to H. sapiens, but I wouldn't mind to hear it, nevertheless.

What are the official sources, like peer reviewed journals, confirming it?

I wish for reference and rigorous scientific analysis.

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  • $\begingroup$ Welcome the Biology.SE! First of all, this is not a chatroom. It is a Q&A website. Second of all, from a simple web search, I have found this so I am flagging as a homework question with no research effort. Sometimes you need to learn how to make the best search. This is an example of when that is necessary. I don't know what you searched but I simply searched "oldest fossils of homo sapiens" and got many results. If you want to find peer-reviewed articles, you can use Google Scholar (probably with the same search term). $\endgroup$
    – TanMath
    Nov 8 '15 at 21:31
  • $\begingroup$ Welcome to Biology.SE. It very much depend on what you call modern man. I think this wiki article will answer your question. Does it? The wikipedia article also contain the references you might be looking for. $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    Nov 8 '15 at 21:31
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    $\begingroup$ Can you guys try and do better than Wikipedia? $\endgroup$
    – AMR
    Nov 8 '15 at 21:38
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    $\begingroup$ @AMR The term modern human is slightly unclear and the wikipedia article is very complete. You did not do a better job than wikipedia. $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    Nov 8 '15 at 21:49
  • $\begingroup$ In addition to that, understanding why the OP did not get the answer he was looking for from the wikipedia article will inform us of what was unclear to him. $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    Nov 8 '15 at 21:58
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Try this article as a starting point;

Stringer, Chris B., and Peter Andrews. "Genetic and fossil evidence for the origin of modern humans." Science 239.4845 (1988): 1263-1268.

It is old, but it has been cited 918 times to date. That should be more than enough of a breadcrumb trail to find what you are looking for. Also if you click through to the Science Magazine page, it also has a list of relevant articles below the abstract. You may need a membership to AAAS or library access to get a copy of the actual article.

Also try a Google Scholar search for Modern Human Fossil Record. The above article is the second article referenced in this search.

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  • $\begingroup$ I am well aware of the suggested sources of info. $\endgroup$ Nov 15 '15 at 17:33
  • $\begingroup$ Then it was pointless for you to ask your question and waste people's time. $\endgroup$
    – AMR
    Nov 15 '15 at 17:44
  • $\begingroup$ amr I am only learning this site. I have not finished my comment $\endgroup$ Nov 15 '15 at 17:45
  • $\begingroup$ When I posted for the first time my question apparently to a wrong sector, I was just explaining my frustration that there really is scant info on the web on this subject. I mean where are your anthropology journals? Where are their guidelines and key questions regarding their field of scientific inquiry. I am not doing any homework, though my field of interest is related(health sciences). So I ask for recent info from an established authority on the field. Thank you for your responses anyway. $\endgroup$ Nov 15 '15 at 17:52
  • $\begingroup$ When you press enter , zoop comment posted. Do you understand now AMR? $\endgroup$ Nov 15 '15 at 17:53

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