Until now it was believed, that the first homes which can withstand the vagaries of nature for a long time, people began to build after moving to more severe climate conditions in Europe and Asia. And during excavations in northern Sudan Polish archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology in Poznan have found remains of settlements, which age is estimated to be 70,000 years.
The remains of such durable housing in Africa refute the idea that the first similar constructures people have built only after moving to the more severe conditions in Europe and Asia.
According to researchers, this discovery contradicts the theory that the construction of permanent housing is associated with the so-called great migration from Africa and the settle in the colder regions of Europe and Asia.
The monument known as Affad 23 is currently the only one known in the Nile valley, where remained stable, large-sized housing of early Homo Sapiens, well adapted to the marshlands.
The new evidence suggests a much higher level of development and adaptation in Africa in the middle Paleolithic.