> Emphasis mine as unless you were born in the late
> 1980's and read the
> Enigma[/url] by James Shreeve published in
> 1996, I am certain (among other reasons) this is
> not true.
> mine for comparison]:
> [quote]Of particular interest to me, a more
> attainable goal I think, is ferreting out the fate
> of Cro-Magnon and his possible role in the rise of
> civilization. [b]It is said anatomically modern
> humans have been around for roughly 200,000yrs yet
> it wasn't until around 40,000yrs ago that we
> started acting like modern humans marked by the
> arrival of Cro-Magnon in Europe. To detour for a
> moment, popular literature will say this was
> actually 50,000BC, but this is based on the
> genetics and the out of Africa model being correct
> and not the actual anthropology and archaeology
> which actually tells a different tale.[/b] Too
> much to get into now, but worth noting for
> The other misnomer in popular literature is that
> "anatomically modern humans" evolved 200,000yrs
> ago when in reality prior to 40,000yrs ago, really
> around 25,000yrs ago, there are actually no
> examples in Africa (with the possible exception of
> one skull fragment from a recent find) of fully
> anatomically modern humans which namely boils down
> to cranial morphology, meaning prior to this time
> the remains in Africa display archaic facial
> features unlike what is found in the "fully
> anatomically modern" humans of Eurasia after
> 40,000BC. What models are starting to suggest is
> that in reality archaic humans left Africa much
> earlier and at some point become AMH then migrated
> back to Africa sometime after 40,000BC. Quite
> And others....
Thanks. But this is a subject which has interested me for a very long time so I've read most if not all of these posts when they were current.
I don't even recall what made me guess 40,000 years of humanity so many years ago but it was decades before 1980 (and it was mostly a guess, no doubt). When evidence to the contrary arises I'll change.
It was my understanding though that nowadays many experts are guessing a little older than 40,000. I may well be misinformed. My primary interests are not in anthropology. Pyramids and related subjects are getting an increasing share of my attention.
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 05-Jun-19 00:20 by cladking.