Paleoanthropologists Unearth Our Ancestors

By Meera Dolasia on October 23, 2007

A Paleoanthropologists  (people who study history of ancient humans), recently discovered what they believe are the remains of the ancestors of the modern human being (Homo Sapiens), along the coastline on the southern tip of Africa. 

This was a significant discovery for many reasons. While Paleoanthropologists knew that the modern human had evolved from Africa, there had been very few archeological remains found to prove this fact. This discovery not only helped find where they had lived, but also how they had lived.

 

The artifacts found, helped depict a lifestyle much more modern than had ever been envisioned. These humans not only caught seafood like mussels and shellfish, but also cooked it, over hot rocks.

 

The scientists also found 57 pieces of reddish/pinkish brown rock that they believe may have been used like makeup.

 

A variety of tiny “bladelets”, or tools made from quartz (kind of rock) were also found. Archeologists believe that the bladelets were attached to the end of a stick to form a spear, or simply, used as cutting tools.

 

As to how these Homo Sapiens got out of Africa; there is a theory that they emerged in a single migration from here moving across the entire globe, arriving in Asia about 100,000 years ago. The next stop was Australia , about 50,000 years, followed by Europe about 30,000 years ago and finally to America 20,000 years ago.

Source: Washington Post

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  • bobWednesday, March 18, 2015 at 8:40 am
    30,000 years wow
    • bobsayshi
      bobsayshiFriday, March 6, 2015 at 12:02 pm
      cool
      • penguin164
        penguin164Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 1:35 pm
        I do not think it is true
        • kaneFriday, February 27, 2015 at 11:21 am
          if this was true why are monkeys not evolving today
          • piemanpie123
            piemanpie123Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:54 am
            good point
          • EkiponyThursday, February 26, 2015 at 2:05 pm
            Evolutionists cannot prove one thing about this. It is all theory. Besides Creation makes more sense.
            • ???Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 10:11 pm
              I 100% DON'T believe this article because I'm Christian and also it sounds kind of "weird"
              • Cool Ol' LadyTuesday, February 3, 2015 at 4:52 pm
                I definitly agree.
                • verizonkid123
                  verizonkid123Friday, January 23, 2015 at 10:02 am
                  Me to this is 100 percent NOT REAL
                  • jhs190russel603
                    jhs190russel603Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 4:25 pm
                    i disagree with this article 100% disagree
                    • Charlie35Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 3:34 pm
                      Actually, Adam and Eve are real

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