A new discovery can rewrite the history of mankind
Some German archaeologists have discovered some fossil teeth, estimated to date about 9.7 million years ago. The new discovery can rewrite the history of mankind. It is giving additional points to theories that speak of the origin of human species outside the African continent. The news was provided by the British newspaper “The Independent”.
According to the team of archaeologists involved in the discovery, the teeth are similar to other findings in Ethiopia. They belong to the skeleton of Lucy, a predecessor of human beings of at least 3.2 million years ago.
Lucy has long been regarded as the lost link of evolution from primates to humans. But German discovery doubts this argument. Because the teeth found on the Rhine River bed near the city of Eppelsheim do not resemble any of the other species of fossils found in Europe or Asia.
This discovery can now revolutionize the way in which the evolutionary human history is conceived.
The remains found actually emphasize the thesis of “non-African” origin of humans.
Since the evolution of the teeth found in Germany is similar to Lucy, but with nearly five million years. Director of the Museum of Natural History in Mainz, Herbert Lutz, has called the discovery “This is a tremendous stroke of luck. Also a great mystery. ”
According to the Mayor of Mainz, Michael Ebling, who announced the disclosure at a press conference, this discovery could force us to “review the story of primitive man.” “I do not want to dramatize much the discovery, but it is no exaggeration to suppose that we must begin to rewrite the story, after the discovery we announce today, “said Ebling.
The remains found at Eppelsheim, would in fact confirm the presence of hominids in Europe several million years earlier. Current theories argue that modern human beings have appeared in Africa between 400,000 and 200,000 years ago. And then left the rest of the world only 70,000 years ago.