Skip to comments.The ancient-humans-in-europe controversy
Posted on 03/04/2006 8:22:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv
The most controversial site is Saint Eble, just below Mont Coupet, in southcentral France. Here one finds quartz fragments that look manmade to some archeologists, but seem products of natural fracturing to others. These crude objects are what some American archeologists call "Carterfacts," after G. Carter, who has found similar rock fragments in the Americas and dates them much, much earlier than 12,000 B.P. In Europe, there is little argument about the 2.5-million-year-date for the stratum in which the controversial rocks are found. The debate is over whether they are natural or products of human manu facture. The French champion of human manufacture is E. Bonifay, an archeologist at the National Center for Scientific Research, in Marseilles. At stake here is the mainstream view that modern man is the last in a succession of three species.
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'Old Man Of Chad' Confirmed As First Hominid
The Telegraph (UK) | 4-7-2005
Posted on 04/06/2005 8:37:59 PM EDT by blam
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homo erectus [aka Bill Clinton] is still around, and can be studied, if one feels a dubious inclination to.
Image: JOHN GURCHE PORTRAIT OF A PIONEER With a brain half the size of a modern one and a brow reminiscent of Homo habilis, this hominid is one of the most primitive members of our genus on record. Paleoartist John Gurche reconstructed this 1.75-million-year-old explorer from a nearly complete teenage H. erectus skull and associated mandible found in Dmanisi in the Republic of Georgia. The background figures derive from two partial crania recovered at the site.
If the properly documented thorough discussions were put in abridged forms of these books at a price that reflected the actual amount of information then contained in them then they would be a must buy. The present form/price of these volumes left me somewhat disappointed.
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