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The number of potential overhauls in thinking from this thigh bone in China is staggering.To read the rest, click on "Antique Homo Claims Threatened by New Bones". Watch the evolutionary dominoes topple.
A painted thigh bone found in a China cave shouldn’t be there. It looks like something ancient, but it’s dated to just 14,000 years ago. If the articles on PhysOrg and New Scientist are correct, here are some of the pillars of human evolution ready to topple:
The “out of Africa” theory.
• The “out of Africa” theory.Quotes in the New Scientist article reflect astonishment among the scientists pondering the meaning of these bones.
• The antiquity of Homo erectus.
• The overthrow of the Denisovans and Neanderthals by modern humans.
• The evolutionary status of “The Hobbit” (Homo floresiensis).