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A new analysis of ancient skulls retrieved from a deep bone pit in the Atapuerca Mountains of northern Spain, suggests they belong to an unknown species that has characteristics of Neanderthals, as well as early members of the hominid lineage. The study provides further evidence for the intermingling of ancient species and the murky origins of our closest relative.
The study, which is published in the journal Science, was conducted by a team of Spanish paleoanthropologists who analysed 17 ancient skulls dating back 430,000 years.
While the latest findings are vitally important in the quest to piece together the mysteries of human origins, they also serve to raise more questions than answers. Research over the last two years has shown us just how complex our ancient origins really area, and no ‘family tree’ can accurately describe the complicated intermingling that occurred millennia ago among different hominid species. Moreover, scientists are aware that there are traces of species in the DNA record, which are still completely unknown.
originally posted by: Glassbender777
Im still of the believe that most of our Human ancestory and links to other earlier hominids have been found, but are so damning towards religous beliefs, they will never see the light of day. Its kinda sad that we cannot have both religion and science without one completly derailing the other.
originally posted by: nugget1
a reply to: Glassbender777
I have to agree with you!
Elongated skulls are found all over the planet, and we're supposed to believe it was a local practice of head binding.....
Spiral petroglyphs are found world wide, and we're told ancient civilizations lacked the ability of world travel....
Little bits and pieces keep surfacing that seem to indicate we're not getting accurate information on what has been discovered.