Skip to comments.Researchers shed new light on the origins of modern humans
Posted on 03/24/2019 10:18:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
The migration signal makes good sense in terms of climate. For most of the last few hundred years, different parts of Africa have been out of step with each other in terms of the aridity of the climate. Only for a brief period at 60,000-70,000 years ago was there a window during which the continent as a whole experienced sufficient moisture to open up a corridor between the south and the east. And intriguingly, it was around 65,000 years ago that some of the signs of symbolism and technological complexity seen earlier in South Africa start to appear in the east.
The identification of this signal opens up the possibility that a migration of a small group of people from South Africa towards the east around 65,000 years ago transmitted aspects of their sophisticated modern human culture to people in East Africa. Those East African people were biologically little different from the South Africans - they were all modern Homo sapiens, their brains were just as advanced and they were undoubtedly cognitively ready to receive the benefits of the new ideas and upgrade. But the way it happened might not have been so very different from a modern isolated stone-age culture encountering and embracing western civilization today.
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This is a map showing early African archaeological sites with evidence for symbolic material and microlithic stone tools | Credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Image by Reto Stöckli
The Neandertal Enigma"Frayer's own reading of the record reveals a number of overlooked traits that clearly and specifically link the Neandertals to the Cro-Magnons. One such trait is the shape of the opening of the nerve canal in the lower jaw, a spot where dentists often give a pain-blocking injection. In many Neandertal, the upper portion of the opening is covered by a broad bony ridge, a curious feature also carried by a significant number of Cro-Magnons. But none of the alleged 'ancestors of us all' fossils from Africa have it, and it is extremely rare in modern people outside Europe." [pp 126-127]
by James Shreeve
in local libraries
These discoveries are amazing. What a time to be alive.
The timeline roughly correlates with Toba catastrophe theory.
Hmmm... I thought the genome project invalidated the commonly held theory on migration direction.
I smell grant money or doctoral thesis evidence planting.
“Researchers shed new light on the origins of modern humans”
Have they figured out where democrats came from?
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