This Week In History, June 4 – June 10

Published June 9, 2017
Updated June 15, 2017

Oldest Homo Sapiens Fossils Found

Oldest Homo Sapien Fossils Ever Found

Jean-Jacques Hublin / Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary AnthropologyAn almost complete adult jaw discovered in Morocco.

The oldest ever discovered fossil remains of Homo sapiens have been uncovered in Jebel Irhoud, Morocco.

The 300,000-year-old remains — which include a lower jaw and partial skull — are not only notable for being 100,000 years older than any other hominid remains found in the past, but for the clues they offer into our species’ evolutionary history.

Discover more in this report.

First-Ever Fully Painted Film Brings Vincent Van Gogh’s Art To Life

Van Gogh Movie Painter

FacebookKarolina Michalowska paints a shot of Dr. Gachet for “Loving Vincent.”

Vincent Van Gogh is likely the world’s most famous painter — fascinating not only for his incredible creations, but for the tortured life he lived beyond the easel.

It only makes sense, then, that a movie dedicated to exploring the troubling end to Van Gogh’s days should also be the world’s first fully painted film.

“Loving Vincent,” which will have its world premiere at a French film festival next week, was created with more than 65,000 oil paintings on more than 1,000 canvases.

Learn more here.

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