Regardless, it is not only the wide variation that makes the Dmanisi (near Turkey/Black Sea) finds so blockbuster, but also the fact such contemporaneous variation is found outside of Africa, not just at such an early time, but the same time as the oldest Erectus (technically African Erectus is often distinguished as Homo ergaster) found in Africa c. 1.8-1.9mya. He supposedly originated in Africa yet there he is at the same time several thousand miles away in Eurasia? How do we know then he did not originate in Asia in the first place? (Read More)
The idea anatomically modern humans (AMH) originated in Africa is a bit of a misnomer as it is really only "early modern humans" (EMH), that originated there some 200,000yrs ago, a date derived from genetics and not anthropology. Yes, they are us, but we are not entirely them. It's a strange thing we have been indoctrinated to take the Out of Africa theory for granted, if not fact, but the truth of it is that AMH did not appear in Africa until around 36,000yrs ago which only a few have been found dating before 20,000BP. Meaning it appears that EMH migrated out of Africa and AMH migrated back into Africa which all roads seem to be pointing to an origin somewhere in Eurasia. And as I will show below what is found of AMH in Africa prior to 20,000BP isn't as "modern" as one might think being clearly different than his Eurasian counterparts not only of the time but before as well...(continued)
It seems a pattern is developing here of an evolutionary hydraulic back and forth between Africa and Eurasia which may have first begun Europe to Africa, not the other way around.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 29-May-17 19:17 by Thanos5150.