Europe Not Africa Was Birthplace Of Humans

Posted: May 23 2017, 3:53am CDT | by , in News | Latest Science News

Europe Not Africa was Birthplace of Humans
[L]-The lower jaw of the 7.175 million year old Graecopithecus freybergi (El Graeco) from Pyrgos Vassilissis, Greece (today in metropolitan Athens). [R]-This is a 7.24 million year old upper premolar of Graecopithecus from Azmaka, Bulgaria. Credit: Wolfgang Gerber, University of Tübingen
  • First Human Ancestor Belongs to Europe Not Africa

Apparently humans had their early beginnings in Europe instead of Africa. This has been proved beyond a shadow of doubt.

Human beings split from the great apes several thousand years earlier than usual. The experts studied two fossil remains of Graecopithecus freybergi using advanced technology. The verdict was that they were pre-humans.

Thus the split in human prehistory took place in the Eastern Mediterranean region instead of in Africa. The chimpanzees of today are the closest thing to humans on the basis of DNA.

The remains of the pre-humans were examined using CT scan. The jawbone of this creature showed that it was closer to humans than apes. This was a surprising study since previously pre-humans were only found in sub-Saharan Africa.

The Graecopithecus fossil sites are 7.24 to 7.175 million years old. The dust particles of early pre-humans when examined show them to be between 0.6 and 3 billion years old.

According to an international research team headed by Professor Madelaine Böhme from the Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment at the University of Tübingen and Professor Nikolai Spassov from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the salts found in the dust also show these remains to be from the Mediterranean region.

A study of the charcoal and plant silicates of the region also yields a rich bonanza of information regarding these early humans. They existed on grasslands and savannahs.

Thus scientists have found that Europe was the origin of mankind rather than Africa. This is literally human evolution being rewritten. The fossils that have been discovered in Bulgaria and Greece date back to a time that is very far back in prehistory and they had human-like teeth.

According to Telegraph, Graecopithecus is not an ape. He belongs to the group of hominins. The species was found to be several hundred thousand years older than the oldest African hominid.

This was a big surprise for the scientists. These findings change our very concept of human evolution. The world view is shaken and things are just not the same anymore.

The findings of this research got published in two papers in the journal PLOS ONE.

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