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Did early man originate in Asia ?

By T.K. Randall
June 9, 2011 · Comment icon 48 comments

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New evidence suggests homo erectus may have originated in Asia and not Africa as previously thought.
A dig site in Dmanisi, West Asia dating back up to 1.85 million years would place early humans at that location at around the same time or earlier than the earliest known find in Africa. This suggests homo erectus may have originated in Asia and later migrated to Africa instead of the other way around.
Most paleoanthropologists have favored an African origin for the potential human ancestor Homo erectus. But new evidence shows the species occupied a West Asian site called Dmanisi from 1. 85 million to 1. 77 million years ago.


Source: Science News | Comments (48)




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Comment icon #39 Posted by FurthurBB 13 years ago
Early man (Adam & Eve) originated in The Garden of Eden, made by the very hand of God, some 6000 years ago. Everything else concerning this topic is irrelevant. This is just not possible. Two people could not have provided all the genetic material for our species. Talking about Adam and eve is the only irrelevant part of this whole conversation.
Comment icon #40 Posted by jaguarsky 13 years ago
And it matters why?
Comment icon #41 Posted by ShadowSot 13 years ago
And it matters why? Human origins are something a lot of people research and want to know the answer to.
Comment icon #42 Posted by Blizno 13 years ago
And it matters why? Understanding who we are, where we came from and what we had to survive in order to become who we are today matters...why?
Comment icon #43 Posted by sven7 13 years ago
futhurBB did you know that the human DNA contain + - 100 000 diffrent genes ? that is one human now ad another human too the sum total.
Comment icon #44 Posted by Framling 13 years ago
[-quote name=Stardrive' timestamp='1307738497' post='3945025] 2 that I'm aware of. Out of Africa and Out of Asia. And yes, they are both theories. Add one more - Both could be true.
Comment icon #45 Posted by Mycologist 13 years ago
Actually, after testing the genetics of over 300,000 people world wide, Nat Geo already determined that all human DNA comes from one man and one woman, which they termed "scientific adam and eve" So get a bit more up to date on the latest genetic findings before you pull your fact-less skeptical hand-waving bit.... Not everything in this world has already been discovered you know... Many of you people here at this site seem to be rooting for the idea that science has it all figured out and any new discovery that doesn't fit the old mold of speculation is just pseudo science, new age mumbo jumb... [More]
Comment icon #46 Posted by Torgo 13 years ago
Actually, after testing the genetics of over 300,000 people world wide, Nat Geo already determined that all human DNA comes from one man and one woman, which they termed "scientific adam and eve" So get a bit more up to date on the latest genetic findings before you pull your fact-less skeptical hand-waving bit.... Not everything in this world has already been discovered you know... Many of you people here at this site seem to be rooting for the idea that science has it all figured out and any new discovery that doesn't fit the old mold of speculation is just pseudo science, new age mumbo jumb... [More]
Comment icon #47 Posted by Makoto Jupiter 13 years ago
The discovery will change what we believe in the beginnings of humanity in world history. It's a real eye-opener on the Eurasian origins of homo sapiens (Modern Men) long debated among several anthropologists, including Pan-Turanians of the Turkic nationalist movement and the Bahai faith assumed by interpretations of the bible that man's origins can be traced in the Turkistan and Caucasus region. It was only after the collapse of the Soviet Union when the former republics permitted freedom of academic and genetic research in Central Asia as a likely point of origin for early hominids, instead ... [More]
Comment icon #48 Posted by 7hills 13 years ago
n why nobody goes to petralona halkidikis greece to see who is the arxanthropos and find the real story ;;;


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