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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  • 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
        • baconlover123
          baconlover123Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 4:43 pm
          Adam and Eve would not be true if this is true.
          • cutecupcake2048
            cutecupcake2048Saturday, January 3, 2015 at 4:23 pm
            interesting facts
            • hollyisawsome
              hollyisawsomeWednesday, December 31, 2014 at 8:23 am
              i agree i do not belive in it
              • cheetahluver
                cheetahluverTuesday, December 30, 2014 at 7:44 pm
                -_- Its like, all this stuff is fake. THey believe the Earth is billions of years old, but it is only 6000, like it says in the Bible. And no way humans developed from monkeys- we're a whole different species. How come they think every animal that looks alike to another must come from it?! This theory came from one man, and he definitely was lacking the truth.
                • analise
                  analiseWednesday, December 31, 2014 at 12:02 pm
                  It depends on religion. We could've came from it, but if you are of another religion and not anevolutionary/science believer, then its not true.
                  • happypug12
                    happypug12Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 4:54 am
                    I totally agree with u, cheetahluver!
                    • jhs190russel603
                      jhs190russel603Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 4:25 pm
                      me too, cheetahluver
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                    so cra cra
                    • kcaldwell2
                      kcaldwell2Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8:03 am
                      it was cool
                      • mysterTuesday, November 11, 2014 at 6:54 pm
                        i love study



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