posted on Feb, 15 2004 @ 01:29 PM
ok... if we've been burying our dead, then small tribes would've done the same. At the time that our missing link is from, our ancestors would've
been in areas that are A) now underwater, or B) In rainforests or maybe even C) Deserts. I doubt that the "missing link" part of our ancestry
would've had very good mummification processes, if they were even concerned with that at all.
So, the evidence would get almost entirely chewed up. in A) The evidence, as I mentioned avove, would get washed out to sea and recycled. Even graves
would become unburied and washed away.
B) You could possibly find the missing link here, but I doubt it. Still lots of water. Even the best mummifications couldn't survive more than a
millennia here. The best, so far, is plastic injection. Even this would be worn away by different organisms and erosion.
C) This would be the most likely place to find an intact fossil, but with the constant erosion of a desert anything uncovered and undisturbed for long
enough will be ultimitly sandblasted away here. Fortunatly, the same thing could also cover up and protect the bodies. I believe, though, that most of
the seserts used to be rainforset, so not much would be lect for evidence.