***********

CLICK THE SUBSCRIBE BUTTON BELOW TO RECEIVE OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER

A 2ND EMAIL COMPLETES THE ACTIVATION PROCESS




CLICK THE PURPLE BUTTON TO VIEW OUR LATEST POSTS







You are not connected. Please login or register

OUT OF MIND » DISCLOSURE » HISTORIES MYSTERIES » 3.8 million-year-old hominin skull unearthed

3.8 million-year-old hominin skull unearthed

Go down  Message [Page 1 of 1]

13.8 million-year-old hominin skull unearthed Empty 3.8 million-year-old hominin skull unearthed on Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:14 pm

PurpleSkyz

PurpleSkyz
Admin
3.8 million-year-old hominin skull unearthed

Posted on Thursday, 29 August, 2019



3.8 million-year-old hominin skull unearthed News-cleveland-skull


Is this the skull of our direct ancestor ? Image Credit: YouTube / The Cleveland Museum of Natural History
The remarkable discovery has reignited the debate over which hominim species gave rise to modern humans.
The well-preserved skull, which dates back 3.8 million years, was unearthed by Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie from the Cleveland Museum of Natural History and his team in Ethiopia.

It is the best example to date of Australopithecus anamensis - the oldest known australopithecine.

Previous studies had suggested that Australopithecus anamensis was the direct ancestor of a more advanced species known as Australopithecus afarensis which in turn gave rise to the Homo genus.

This latest discovery however has cast this idea in to doubt on the basis that anamensis and afarensis are now thought to have co-existed for at least 100,000 years.

This makes it difficult to know which of them ultimately gave rise to modern humans.

"For a long time, afarensis was considered the best candidate as an ancestor to our kind, but we are not in that position any more," said Prof Haile-Selassie.

"Now we can look back at all the species that might have existed at the time and examine which one may have been most like the first human."



https://youtu.be/JltrBmtMUM0

https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com/news/330040/38-million-year-old-hominin-skull-unearthed

Thanks to: https://www.unexplained-mysteries.com



  

Back to top  Message [Page 1 of 1]

Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum