Algarve archaeologists seek origin of modern humans

A team of archaeologists from the University of the Algarve is currently in Mozambique searching for archaeological sites that could possibly hold clues of the origin of the anatomically modern man – the evolved version of the Homo sapiens.
Focusing mostly on the region of Niassa, the expedition is likely to extend until the end of July.
The group is led by Nuno Bicho, professor at the university’s Faculty of Human and Social Science, accompanied by fellow archaeologists of the University of Louisville and University of North Carolina (USA), Max Planck Institute (Germany) and the University of Eduardo Mondlane (Mozambique).
The expedition is part of a project financed by the Portuguese Science and Technology Fund (FCT), the Wenner-Gren Foundation and the University of Lousville, USA.