Skip to comments.Oldest Tools Outside Africa Found, Rewriting Human Story
Posted on 07/11/2018 5:31:47 PM PDT by simpson96
Modern humans' distant relatives left Africa earlier than previously thoughtrewriting a key chapter in humankind's epic prequel, according to a discovery unveiled on Wednesday in Nature.
Nearly a hundred stone tools found at the Shangchen site in central China may push back the spread of our ancient cousinshomininsout of Africa by more than a quarter million years.
The toolmakers lived at Shangchen on and off for 800,000 years between 2.1 and 1.3 million years ago, leaving behind tools that are unprecedented outside of Africa. The site's oldest tools are roughly 300,000 years older than Dmanisi, a 1.8-million-year-old site in the Republic of Georgia with the oldest known fossils of our extinct cousin Homo erectus.
Finding artifacts that you knew were around two million years oldand therefore the oldest outside Africawas for me, as a palaeoanthropologist, really exciting, says study coauthor Robin Dennell, a professor at the University of Exeter.
More people have climbed Everest than found stone tools that old.
Ive always said that once the Chinese researchers start looking for evidence on a similar scale as all the money spent in Africa, things will turn up! exclaims Gerrit van den Bergh, a paleoanthropologist at the University of Wollongong who wasn't involved with the study.
It again shows how little we actually know.
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Ive been looking for my spanner.
I occasionally wonder if hominids originated in Africa, or is Africa simply where the oldest remains have been found so far.
>>I occasionally wonder if hominids originated in Africa, or is Africa simply where the oldest remains have been found so far.
The non-human ones seem to be from Africa. H.sapiens and Neanderthal seem to be from other places, like they originated in the Middle East and spread from there.
Probably left to go get beer.
Got lost and never came back. Africans be like WTF?
Tools in Asia don’t prove that those who used them originated in Africa.
Different groups developed in different areas.
Out Of Africa Theory is a form of modern mythology.
Modern humans distant relatives left Africa earlier than previously thoughtOr maybe they did not originate there in the first place. And maybe also there are no distant relatives to modern humans.
State those politically incorrect truths.
If an archaeological team found Adam's toolbox just SE of Baghdad, the leftist intelligentsia would still claim someone from Africa hauled it there.
Sure, sub-Saharan Africans didn’t participate in the evolution of mankind that continued when the out-of-Africa group mixed with Neanderthals. Every group on Earth has Neanderthal blood except sub Saharan Africans.
The earlier we place the split, the more difference there necessarily is.
Fake as a Rolex manufactured in China...
I thought the headline was about Schumer and Pelosi.
They are known to be authentic because of the marking on them that said “Acme Tool Co.”
Even our ancestors knew Africa is a @@@@hole.
I’ve never had a Chinese made tool last more than a couple years.
What do you suggest to be the origin or Neanderthals?
What did they bring to the genetic mix?
“Out Of Africa Theory is a form of modern mythology.”
...or a form of cultural marxism.
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