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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  • britishgalFriday, November 20, 2015 at 9:03 am
    • zee-zee youngThursday, November 19, 2015 at 3:39 pm
      the stuff about god is way more boring than the scientific theory so I will go with the more interesting one, not to e rude
      • MasonWednesday, November 11, 2015 at 6:18 pm
        I believe in the word of God and from what the bible says is that God made us from his own hands not from monkeys
        • lightgirl300
          lightgirl300Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 6:08 am
          that's so cool
          • HaileyTuesday, November 10, 2015 at 11:54 am
            I love it so much for the first time in the world
            • HaileyTuesday, November 10, 2015 at 11:52 am
              I love your new icon
              • CoolFriday, November 6, 2015 at 9:28 am
                Not true God made us we aren't monkeys
                • isastar
                  isastarTuesday, October 27, 2015 at 11:33 am
                  we may be RELATED to them but we wernent monkeys i beleve that god made us and the big bang becaues i am a christian
                  • AwesomenessFriday, October 16, 2015 at 12:22 pm
                    I believe in God not monkeys it's not true
                    • jamazing
                      jamazingWednesday, October 14, 2015 at 4:58 pm
                      Cool! I went to a science exhibit a few months ago and it had something like this!

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