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Homo Sapiens Emerged 100,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

06/08/2017 06:54PM

Homo Sapiens Emerged 100,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

Researchers have uncovered 300,000 year old fossil bones of Homo Sapiens in Jebel Irhoud, Morocco -- a find that represents the oldest reliably dated fossil evidence of our species. The find is 100,000 years older than any other previously discovered Homo Sapiens fossils. Amazingly, the facial shape of the skulls is almost indistinguishable from that of modern humans living today. Previously, the oldest Homo Sapiens fossils were discovered at two sites in Ethiopia, dating 195,000 and 160,000 years old. Consequently, many researchers believed that all humans living today descended from the population that lived in East Africa around 200,000 years ago. But this new find suggests that early Homo Sapiens spread across the entire African continent and long before the out-of-Africa dispersal of Homo Sapiens began, there was dispersal within the African continent.


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Now that we have better technologies for anthropological investigations. Accurate ground penetrating radar systems, extremely detailed satellite views, gravitationally assisted topographical reviews and much more. I mean who knew a 40 mile wide object hit the earth in Antarctica 250 million years ago that popped a monster zit on the other side of the earth called the Siberian traps. And killed everything in sight, worse than the dinosaurs! Oh yeah, India was covered in lava when the dinosaurs got hit too! Where is India anyway, I'll bet it's on the opposite side of the earth from...?.? Cancun!!!<br><br>Wow, I absolutely know the discovery of an even older modern human is absolutely true. How did we get here anyway. I'm thinking the Ancient Alien Theorist might have the right idea. Well... For sure anyway, we are getting much closer to the truth. But I don't think we have it quite right. Yet. Gee whiz (not on the electric fence!), when I was a kid... I thought the earth was 6248 years old! LOL
<br><br>Cyrus:<br><br>Thanks for your comments.<br><br>I agree with your statements about the Siberian Traps and the Deccan Traps in India.<br><br>This has been a popular topic of speculation in some of my News Item postings over the years.<br><br>For example, check out these News Items from 2006 and 2007:<br><br>https://www.astromart.com/news/news.asp?news_id=492<br><br>https://www.astromart.com/news/news.asp?news_id=741<br><br><br><br>If you have time, also check out these related items:<br><br>https://www.astromart.com/news/news.asp?news_id=1327<br><br>https://www.astromart.com/news/news.asp?news_id=1106<br><br>https://www.astromart.com/news/news.asp?news_id=977<br><br>https://www.astromart.com/news/news.asp?news_id=932<br><br>https://www.astromart.com/news/news.asp?news_id=143<br><br><br>Thanks,<br><br>Guy Pirro<br><br><br><br><br><br><blockquote class="blockquote"><div class="italic"><i>Cyrus West said:</i><br><br>Now that we have better technologies for anthropological investigations. Accurate ground penetrating radar systems, extremely detailed satellite views, gravitationally assisted topographical reviews and much more. I mean who knew a 40 mile wide object hit the earth in Antarctica 250 million years ago that popped a monster zit on the other side of the earth called the Siberian traps. And killed everything in sight, worse than the dinosaurs! Oh yeah, India was covered in lava when the dinosaurs got hit too! Where is India anyway, I'll bet it's on the opposite side of the earth from...?.? Cancun!!!<br><br>Wow, I absolutely know the discovery of an even older modern human is absolutely true. How did we get here anyway. I'm thinking the Ancient Alien Theorist might have the right idea. Well... For sure anyway, we are getting much closer to the truth. But I don't think we have it quite right. Yet. Gee whiz (not on the electric fence!), when I was a kid... I thought the earth was 6248 years old! LOL</div></blockquote>