80kya sapiens presence in E. Asia

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80kya sapiens presence in E. Asia

#1  Postby Spearthrower » Oct 14, 2015 5:41 pm

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/va ... 15696.html

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Here we present evidence from the newly excavated Fuyan Cave in Daoxian (southern China). This site has provided 47 human teeth dated to more than 80,000 years old, and with an inferred maximum age of 120,000 years. The morphological and metric assessment of this sample supports its unequivocal assignment to H. sapiens.
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Re: 80kya sapiens presence in E. Asia

#2  Postby kennyc » Oct 14, 2015 7:32 pm

Nice!
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#3  Postby The_Piper » Oct 14, 2015 8:15 pm

That's incredible. Well, almost, cause I believe it. :mrgreen: :popcorn:
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#4  Postby Macdoc » Dec 19, 2015 10:10 pm

Bone suggests 'Red Deer Cave people' a mysterious species of human
December 18, 2015 by Darren Curnoe, The Conversation

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Artist’s reconstruction of a Red Deer Cave man. Credit: Peter Schouten, Author provided

It's been an exciting year for human evolution with several discoveries dramatically rewriting major episodes of our ancient past.
Some of this progress stems from major advances in fields like ancient genomics, while much has resulted from new fossil and archaeological discoveries made in Africa and China.
What's interested me the most has been the discovery of archaic humans living in northern China until perhaps 70,000 years ago and the oldest anatomically modern humans in the region appearing at least 80,000 years ago.

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http://phys.org/news/2015-12-bone-red-d ... eople.html

Very neat....snip

Their anatomy was nothing like we'd seen before in modern humans, whether they lived 200,000 or 200 years ago: they were truly unique and a real mystery to us and many of our colleagues.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2015-12-bone-red-d ... e.html#jCp
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#5  Postby Macdoc » Dec 22, 2015 8:01 am

and here's a twist.

New species of human may have shared our caves – and beds
New species of human may have shared our caves – and beds

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As fire light flickered on the back of the cave, a group of people ate deer, porcupine and otter. Then a man solemnly took a large bone off the fire, broke it in half and sucked the bone marrow out. He then carefully painted the broken bone with red clay and buried it in the cave.

He observed this ritual because this bone belonged to another human species. One they shared not only the forest with, but also their beds.

This is the remarkable – though so far tentative – picture emerging from controversial discoveries from two caves in south-west China. If true, some think it could overturn our understanding of what it means to be human.

Among the discoveries appears to be a primitive human species, which most closely resembles the earliest human species, Homo habilis and Homo erectus.

But while these lived about 2 million years ago, this new species lived just 14,000 years ago, says Darren Curnoe of the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, who lead the team behind the discoveries. This would make it the most recent human species to have gone extinct.

“If true, this would be rather spectacular and it would make the finds of truly global importance,” says Michael Petraglia at the University of Oxford, who wasn’t involved in the discoveries.


excellent interactive showing current knowledge of who came and went from hither and yon

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