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From your article: “Consider the ancient human fossils from a Moroccan cave called Jebel Irhoud, which were described just last year. These 315,000-year-old bones are the oldest known fossils of Homo sapiens. They not only pushed back the proposed dawn of our species, but they added northwest Africa to the list of possible origin sites. They also had an odd combination of features, combining the flat faces of modern humans with the elongated skulls of ancient species like Homo erectus. From the front, they could have passed for us; from the side, they would have stood out.

Fossils from all over Africa have modern and ancient traits in varied combinations, including the 260,000-year-old Florisbad skull from South Africa; the 195,000-year-old remains from Omo Kibish in Ethiopia; and the 160,000-year-old Herto skull, also from Ethiopia. Some scientists have argued that these remains represent different subspecies of Homo sapiens, or different species altogether.”

Homo Sapiens is a class name, an organizing tool, a generalization. We’re similar creatures, not the same. This new theory is great. But I suggest that the full story may not limited to Africa. Africa has very dry areas, so bones can survive for long periods. It is all very interesting.

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The New Story of Humanity's Origins in Africa 995 Nolondil 11-Jul-18 22:03
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