A research team of Italian and Eritrean archeologists, both from Sapienza University of Rome and Eritrean National Museum, recently uncovered two human skulls of one million years old and some 800,000 years old human footprints in the Eritrean archeological sites of Mulhuli-Amo and Buya respectively.
These ancient remains point to the early period when humans first started exploiting the riches of the coastal areas.
Being part and parcel of the African Great Rift Valley, Eritrea has so much to offer for archeologist, paleontologist, geologists and anthropologists.
Situated about 110 km Southeast of the port city of Massawa, the archeological site of Buya among others houses ancient stone relics, fossils of extinct animals and about 1 million year old cranium of ‘Homo-Erectus’.
With further research expeditions, these archeological sites could provide a window into the evolutionary traces of early human life, modern human origins and their relationship with their ecology.