> Exactly how many specimens of hominids have been
> discovered representing the period 10.000 to
> 50,000 BCE?
> How many individuals have been discovered and
> identified representing that period?
> How many distinct species do those individuals
> collectively represent?
> How many individuals lived during that period?
> What percentage of those living individuals became
> fossilised and discovered?
You have the wherewithal to ask the questions but not find the answers? Start with this one:"How many distinct species do those individuals collectively represent?"
Regardless, you are asking all the wrong questions as it is not about the "bones", which even you understand and no one disputes are hard to find, but rather, again, as I said the occupational sites. Gobekli Tepe, for example, when the entire site including its neighboring even larger site is considered must have had a population of several thousand if not tens of thousands of people during its existence yet so far no human bodies. Tens of thousands of animal bones, but no humans. As a rule, an occupational site's capacity dwarfs the number of bodies actually found, meaning many people lived there but proportional very few bodies are actually found.
> If as you correctly stated the fossil record is at
> present largely incomplete and will no doubt
> reveal many surprises.
Where did I say "the fossil record is at present largely incomplete"? And given you know so little of the subject by what measure do you think you qualify as an arbiter of what is "correct" or not? The "surprises" I speak of are related to the diffusion of the evolutionary model, not that an unknown civilization of pyrmaid builders may be found. Again, you need to separate the bones from the stones.
> How can you be certain enough to deem it
> "unlikely" that a megalith building species,
> culture, society, technological culture,
> civilisation, call it what you will, has never
They clearly did exist, obviously, the question is did they exist prior to 10,000BC which the answer is most certainly "highly unlikely". If so, they have literally disappeared from the face of the Earth in which no culture during this period, of which they would have lived right next to them, like in Egypt, had a clue they were there and show no influence from such a culture in the least. No influence, no culture, no occupation sites-nothing. And every thing else that is found over this 40,000yr period isn't even remotely close to accomplishing such tasks.
> Is not the correct answer...
> At present, based purely on the fossil record, we
> simply do not know due to insufficient data in the
> fossil record spanning over a forty thousand year
> period. 160,000 generations.
No, its not the correct answer which would help if you first understood the question. This same exact thing has been discussed so many times yet you guys just don't want to accept reality. A culture capable of building such structures, like pyramids, would have left an enormous material culture footprint, like what is seen in the AE, that is completely independant of whether or not any of their "bones" were found.
Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02-Jan-17 16:33 by Thanos5150.