December 28, 2010

FIRST FIND THE CHERUBIMS:

Did first humans come out of Middle East and not Africa?: Israeli discovery forces scientists to re-examine evolution of modern man (Matthew Kalman, 28th December 2010, Daily Mail)

Recently, discoveries of early human remains in China and Spain have cast doubt on the 'Out of Africa' theory, but no-one was certain.

The new discovery of pre-historic human remains by Israeli university explorers in a cave near Ben-Gurion airport could force scientists to re-think earlier theories.

Archeologists from Tel Aviv University say eight human-like teeth found in the Qesem cave near Rosh Ha’Ayin - 10 miles from Israel’s international airport - are 400,000 years old, from the Middle Pleistocene Age, making them the earliest remains of homo sapiens yet discovered anywhere in the world.

The size and shape of the teeth are very similar to those of modern man. Until now, the earliest examples found were in Africa, dating back only 200,000 years.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 28, 2010 6:04 AM
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