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Originally posted by John Matrix
Sorry, this is not proof for the evolution of man, or of the thousands of other parallel evolutions of species we are led to believe evolved.
Nice find, but the earth, and life on it, was created. This thread (link below)offers some interesting proof that many have not considered. www.abovetopsecret.com...
Originally posted by yadda333
Well, Wolpoff has been raging against the out of africa scenario for many years now. This could be evidence in favor of his position. The problem with his ideas, and any multiregional evolution hypotheses, is DNA. Genetics have become a powerful tool in biological anthropology and have given much credence to the out of africa theory.
I didn't see it in the article (i may have missed it), but I would be interested to know how old they think the individuals were. Age at death is very important to skeletal analysis, mostly because of certain changes within the bone structure that occur.
Originally posted by silo13
A Skull that rewrites the History of Man!
(visit the link for the full news article)
The conventional view of human evolution and how early man colonised the world has been thrown into doubt by a series of stunning palaeontological discoveries suggesting that Africa was not the sole cradle of humankind.
Experts believe fossilised bones unearthed at the medieval village of Dmanisi in the foothills of the Caucuses, and dated to about 1.8 million years ago, are the oldest indisputable remains of humans discovered outside of Africa.
The age of our find horizon has, however, been quite accurately assessed. Our colleagues Paul v. d. Bogaard and Carl C. Swisher III agree that the basalt underlying the horizon dates to about 1.85 million years ago. This is based on the argon-40/argon-39 dating method, which utilizes the decay of radioactive potassium-40 to argon-40 as a time-scale. Additional paleomagnetic analyses were undertaken by Swisher, who concluded that the intruding sediments must have been deposited around 1.75 million years ago.
Originally posted by Odessy
But this skull... is it Homo Sapien? or Homo Sapien Sapien, what we are today?