In a cave in the Philippines, scientists have discovered a new branch of the human family tree.
At least 50,000 years ago, an extinct human species lived on what is now the island of Luzon, researchers reported on Wednesday. It’s possible that Homo luzonensis, as they’re calling the species, stood less than three feet tall.
The discovery adds growing complexity to the story of human evolution. It was not a simple march forward, as it once seemed. Instead, our lineage assumed an exuberant burst of strange forms along the way.
Interesting for sure, but I'm really not sure what to make of all these proto humans that they keep finding. What do you guys think?
It's not really any controversies that I'm referring to. When I say I'm not sure what to make of this, it's not that I find anything off about the skeletons, it's more that I don't particularly like how complicated human origins are becoming.
Post by Tukuler al~Takruri on Apr 13, 2019 19:44:05 GMT -5
For some pros it's always been complicated. You know, Wolpoff(sp) and the like.
Well both sides were wrong in the multi-regional vs replacement war.
Finally, the 'Happy Medium' synthesis of both factions, twined with the last 5-10 years of genomics and archaeo- anthropology, is leading to new 21st century facts for this 3rd Millennium of forthcoming inconceivable human progress (unless, racism, religion, and xenophobia combine in menace).