Sunday, September 20, 2009

New Skull Discovery Could Rewrite Human History

Conventional views of human evolution and expansion has held that modern humans evolved in Africa and slowly expanded into Europe and Asia already possessing a modern human body structure and large brain and sophisticated tools.

But in recent discovery, Scientists found a handful of skulls at an archaeological site in Europe, near Tbilisi Georgia. These discoveries suggest that humans evolved in Europe and Asia, possibly simultaneously with African counterparts.

One possible explanation for the ancient skulls might be that proto-humans may have moved out of Africa far longer ago than the conventional 1 million years, spread out over Europe and Asia and then slowly moved back into Africa.

Whatever the history, the bones have been dated to 1.8 million years, making them the oldest human remains found outside of Africa.

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