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Oldest human hairs found in hyena dung fossil

Posted on Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 | Comment icon 4 comments | News tip by: Karlis


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The oldest known human hairs have been discovered inside the fossil of ancient hyena dung unearthed in a Chilean cemetery, pushing the record back some 200,000 years.

"The oldest known human hair belonged to a 9,000-year-old mummy disinterred from an ancient Chilean cemetery."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Chupacabra of Valhalla on 13 May, 2009, 11:22
Hyena dung?!....well, I guess that answers the age old question, "Whatever happened to Adam?"
Comment icon #2 Posted by Harte on 13 May, 2009, 12:19
The opening statement on the main page: The oldest known human hairs have been discovered inside the fossil of ancient hyena dung unearthed in a Chilean cemetery, pushing the record back some 200,000 years. is incorrect. The statement implies that humans populated Chile 200,000 YBP. The hairs were found in South Africa - home sweet home for us all. Harte
Comment icon #3 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 13 May, 2009, 20:31
Hyena dung?!....well, I guess that answers the age old question, "Whatever happened to Adam?" That's quite a death, you know, being laughed at when you're being chewed up too.
Comment icon #4 Posted by MirrorImage on 15 May, 2009, 17:18
The opening statement on the main page: is incorrect. The statement implies that humans populated Chile 200,000 YBP. The hairs were found in South Africa - home sweet home for us all. Harte I wonder how they could make such a huge mistake


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