According to the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian, anatomically modern humans came into being in Africa about 200,000 years ago, and reached behavioral modernity about 50,000 years ago. They then migrated quickly to Europe and Asia 60,000 years ago.
Then, in April 2012, according to Prof Dr Mokhtar Saidin, Universiti Sains Malaysia’s (USM) director of the USM Centre for Global Archaeological Research, archeologists found, in 2003, a human settlement containing a thousand stone tools believed to date back 235,000 years in the forests of the Mansuli Valley in Sabah’s east coast Lahad Datu district.
The research was carried out by Universiti Sains Malaysia and Sabah Museum.
As of the time of writing, the exact age has not been verified, but if so, would that mean Adam and Eve were Sabahans?