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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  • livylivlivSaturday, August 29, 2015 at 4:05 pm
    I don't believe that humans evolved from monkeys. If we did evolve from monkeys, there would be no more monkeys at all.
    • ANONYMOUSThursday, August 20, 2015 at 9:47 am
      I always describe human ancestors as uncivilized freaks. I never knew I was wrong.
      • tboyWednesday, July 29, 2015 at 11:36 pm
        i don't think that we where put on this earth by an explosion i mean like how can you believe that an explosion made an earth so perfect i mean like u cannot believe that
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          awesomessbSunday, June 28, 2015 at 12:59 pm
          • ?????Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 6:03 pm
            I agree we were made by god and god only
            • sarah25Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 7:18 pm
              i don,t think that is true, god made us in his figure and from the begining of the earth god made the humen beings as we are now.
              • TravisTuesday, May 26, 2015 at 7:25 am
                I don't believe in evolution God mad us the way we are
                • nothingFriday, May 22, 2015 at 5:01 pm
                  that's cool. but i don't think we really derived from monkeys. i'm not even sure about this whole evolution theory!!!
                  • SomeoneButNoOneMonday, April 27, 2015 at 6:42 pm
                    Hi! i'm back again with another article comment... But anyway, I think it's awesome how scientists are figuring out all these amazing facts about our past... They might actually help us figure out a better path to our future! This article really blows my mind, and it just goes to show how hard scientists have been working in the past few years. KEEP ON EXPLORING, SCIENTISTS!! WE LOVE YOU GUYS! If you have a comment to my comment (heh... comment to my comment ;D) SMASH the reply button! bye!
                    • AlienFriday, April 17, 2015 at 10:53 am

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