Modern humans reached westernmost Europe 5,000 years earlier than previously known: Discovery may indicate modern humans and Neanderthals lived in the area concurrently 

Modern humans arrived in westernmost Europe 41,000 to 38,000 years ago, about 5,000 years earlier than previously known, according to an international team of researchers that discovered stone tools used by modern humans dated to the earlier time period in a cave near the Atlantic coast of central Portugal. The tools document the presence of modern humans at a time when Neanderthals were thought to be present in the region.

Source: Modern humans reached westernmost Europe 5,000 years earlier than previously known: Discovery may indicate modern humans and Neanderthals lived in the area concurrently — ScienceDaily

Earliest evidence of the cooking and eating of starch — ScienceDaily

New discoveries made at the Klasies River Cave in South Africa’s southern Cape, where charred food remains from hearths were found, provide the first archaeological evidence that anatomically modern humans were roasting and eating plant starches, such as those from tubers and rhizomes, as early as 120,000 years ago.

Source: Earliest evidence of the cooking and eating of starch — ScienceDaily