9.7-million-year-old teeth discovery in Germany could re-write human history

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  1. CasualBystander

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    9.7-million-year-old teeth discovery in Germany could re-write human history

    DW: And how old are the teeth you've found?

    HL: Around 9.7 million years old.

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    DW:No less has been said about this tooth than that the history of mankind now has to be rewritten…

    HL: Well you know it's a question that's been discussed for decades. New discoveries lead to new insights that may contribute to our knowledge about our own history, and this finding has that potential because the great ape species has a relationship to Homo sapiens.

    DW: So what's the big groundbreaking knowledge here?

    HL: The groundbreaking knowledge is that we have comparable finds only in East Africa. And these are much, much younger. These species are well known as Ardi and Lucy, and their canines look very similar to the one here from Eppelsheim, but they are only two, three, four or five million years old, and Eppelsheim is almost 10. So the question is: What has happened?

    They found hominid teeth in Germany that are twice as old as anything comparable found in Africa.

    This creates a bit of a problem.
     
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  2. CasualBystander

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    What should be obvious is if there are 10 million old hominids in Europe and similar 5 million year old hominids in Africa, the claim the hominids in Europe came from Africa is a little dubious.

    A fair assumption, since intelligence of humans (old world) rises the further north you go, is that something in Europe evolved to protohumans.
     
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  3. 3FEL9

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    Thats a welcomed relief .. Never felt that I had roots in Africa.. German, hmm ... Bet they will find even older teeth somewhere in Eastern Asia. Were all Asians.. after all ?
     
  4. nivek

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    Follow the teeth, may think Asian the source but maybe they migrated from Siberia, there must be old teeth buried in Siberia somewhere?...
     
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    They found siberian teeth. Some sort of distant cousin to the neanderthal ... Bit too young to offset Casuals find thoo

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