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The New Story of Humanity's Origins in Africa
The Atlantic ^ | July 11, 2018 | Ed Yong

Posted on 07/15/2018 3:22:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Consider the ancient human fossils from a Moroccan cave called Jebel Irhoud, which were described just last year. These 315,000-year-old bones are the oldest known fossils of Homo sapiens. They not only pushed back the proposed dawn of our species, but they added northwest Africa to the list of possible origin sites. They also had an odd combination of features, combining the flat faces of modern humans with the elongated skulls of ancient species like Homo erectus. From the front, they could have passed for us; from the side, they would have stood out.

Fossils from all over Africa have modern and ancient traits in varied combinations, including the 260,000-year-old Florisbad skull from South Africa; the 195,000-year-old remains from Omo Kibish in Ethiopia; and the 160,000-year-old Herto skull, also from Ethiopia. Some scientists have argued that these remains represent different subspecies of Homo sapiens, or different species altogether.

But perhaps they really were all Homo sapiens, and our species simply used to be far more diverse than we currently are. "If you look at skulls, you'll see different features of modern humans arising in different locations at different times," says Eleanor Scerri, an archaeologist at the University of Oxford. And the reason for that, she says, is that "we're a species with multiple African origins."

She and others argue that humans originated from several diverse populations that lived across Africa. Separated from each other by geographical barriers, they mostly evolved in isolation, and each group developed some of our hallmark traits, but not others. But their separation wasn't constant... This theory, known as "African multiregionalism," is a fundamentally different view...

(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: continentalshelf; glaciation; godsgravesglyphs; jebelirhoud; latroll; morocco; multiregionalism; nofuntroll
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An ancient human skull from Jebel Irhoud / Ryan Somma / Flickr / Katie Martin / The Atlantic

An ancient human skull from Jebel Irhoud / Ryan Somma / Flickr / Katie Martin / The Atlantic

1 posted on 07/15/2018 3:22:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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The emerging consensus against Recent African Origin
https://www.librarything.com/topic/293473

Humans in North Africa earlier than thought
Middle East Online | March 13, 2007 | Staff
Posted on 03/13/2007 8:27:25 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger
http://freerepublic.com/focus/news/1800130/posts


2 posted on 07/15/2018 3:24:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: SunkenCiv
MORE EVOLUTION CRAP.
3 posted on 07/15/2018 3:24:53 PM PDT by laweeks
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To: SunkenCiv

For a minute there, I thought this was about tracing Sean Hannity’s roots.


4 posted on 07/15/2018 3:25:17 PM PDT by C210N (Republicans sign check fronts; 'Rats sign check backs.)
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The Scars of Evolution:
What Our Bodies Tell Us
About Human Origins

by Elaine Morgan
"The most remarkable aspect of Todaro's discovery emerged when he examined Homo Sapiens for the 'baboon marker'. It was not there... Todaro drew one firm conclusion. 'The ancestors of man did not develop in a geographical area where they would have been in contact with the baboon. I would argue that the data we are presenting imply a non-African origin of man millions of years ago.'"
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5 posted on 07/15/2018 3:25:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1ofmanyfree; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; 31R1O; ...
Way down, below the ocean, that's where it all be.

6 posted on 07/15/2018 3:26:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: laweeks

More troll crap.


7 posted on 07/15/2018 3:27:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: laweeks

What? Can’t hear you. Bigger font please. And add something about cavemen hunting dinosaurs.


8 posted on 07/15/2018 3:28:00 PM PDT by Dagnabitt (Be kind to Q-cultists. They need our compassion during their madness.)
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To: laweeks
Don't say that, you might hurt the sc’s feelings.
9 posted on 07/15/2018 3:30:43 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: C210N

Ha! I read it the same way!


10 posted on 07/15/2018 3:33:45 PM PDT by JennysCool
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To: SunkenCiv

White flight goes way back.


11 posted on 07/15/2018 3:33:59 PM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: SunkenCiv

Africa was the south side of Chicago in pre-history, and all the homo-normalus’s packed up and got the heck out of Dodge.


12 posted on 07/15/2018 3:34:49 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SunkenCiv

im geting tired of them peddling new hypotheses we are now supposed to regard as gospel, before they develop another new one. and the the next one. and oh that ones based on a now-known hoax,..


13 posted on 07/15/2018 3:35:17 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Amazing! I’m sure they would really look like us based on the brow ridges on that sloping skull.


14 posted on 07/15/2018 3:37:49 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono
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To: Inyo-Mono
Correction: should have read: I’m not sure they would really look like us from the front based on the brow ridges on that sloping skull.
15 posted on 07/15/2018 3:42:44 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono
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To: C210N

ROFL I too.


16 posted on 07/15/2018 3:43:46 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Not hoaxes but definitely highly subject to interpretation.

Anything biology-based is really subjective. Hence medical science also goes through phases of one thing is truth, then next decade it is passé as they learn more.

Problem is ancient history part is much more arrogant about how truthful their current views are. Can’t wait for next century and what they’ll think of our current dogma.


17 posted on 07/15/2018 3:49:08 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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To: SunkenCiv

These 315,000-year-old bones are the oldest known fossils of Homo sapiens

So what was humanity doing for those missing 310,000 years? Hanging about?


18 posted on 07/15/2018 3:49:52 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: MUDDOG

Yeah, and no guilt whatsoever...You do what ya gotta do in order to survive.


19 posted on 07/15/2018 4:00:45 PM PDT by equaviator (`)
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To: SunkenCiv
Thanks for posting on this ever changing subject.

Just a couple weeks ago I read that 2.1 million year old Homo Erectus stone artifacts were found in China.

The trajectory of hominid and human emergence seem to be One Way Only - older, and older, and older.

20 posted on 07/15/2018 4:16:49 PM PDT by zeestephen
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