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Originally posted by JohnPhoenix
Isn't there a school of thought that says the carbon 14 testing is not reliable and that it could be off by many thousands of years and in a lot of cases could even be dead wrong?
I seem to remember that. So.. how can they be sure how old this skull is?
However, I call into question the accuracy of this testing process also.
Originally posted by Jelonek
Whatever the age, the guy (or gal) that was the proud user of this skull must've had excellent teeth. No signs of tooth decay
Originally posted by Aquarius1
July 28, 2010
It is the second complete cranium to be found at the site.
A 500,000 year old complete cranium has been recovered from the Atapuerca side at Sima de los Huesos de Atapuerca in Burgos. It’s the second complete cranium to be found at the site which shows the presence of Homo Antecessor in the region.
Sources at the Atapuerca Foundation say that once the practical entire cranium has been recovered the meticulous reconstruction of the bones will be undertaken during the winter.
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Very interesting that they are finding sculls that are intact in that region, I will be interested to see the complete skelton when they assemble it this winter sometime.