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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2017 2:43 p.m. PST

…Europe Rather Than Africa

"When an ancient, toothy lower jaw was found in 1944 in Pyrgos Vassilissis, Greece, few paid much attention to the fossil. World War II was still underway, so the discovery was largely overlooked by all but the most ardent anthropologists. Even Pyrgos Vassilissis, a former royal estate on the Greek mainland, is often bypassed by travelers on their way to bustling Athens.

Interest in both the fossil and Pyrgos Vassilissis may soon grow, however, owing to the announcement of an explosive finding by an international team of researchers. In a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE, the scientists outline how the jaw likely belonged to the earliest known hominin, or pre-human providing evidence that the last common ancestor of chimps and humans lived in the Eastern Mediterranean.

A second paper describes what this region's climate was like during the lifetime of the human-ish species, Graecopithecus freybergi, otherwise known informally as "El Graeco." Taken together, the findings support the idea that regal Pyrgos Vassilissis lies within the site where humanity first evolved 7.2 million years ago…"
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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP22 May 2017 2:54 p.m. PST

LOL. I can already predict what the public will likely say to this. They're going to say that any study on that subject is inherently racist.

Regardless if any strong but conflicting evidence is ever found from here on out on the subject, the official public narrative has already been set in stone, and their label-making machine stands at the ready.


doug redshirt22 May 2017 7:23 p.m. PST

Actually there is some proof that Eastern Africa is not the oldest, several finds in South Africa and other places are changing that.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2017 10:39 a.m. PST



Steve Wilcox04 Sep 2017 11:05 a.m. PST

Possible hominin footprints from the late Miocene (c. 5.7 Ma) of Crete?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2017 11:08 a.m. PST

5.6-Million-Year-Old Hominin-Like Footprints in Crete Challenge Theories of Human Evolution



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