A new species of ancient human

Australian researchers examined the remains of Stone Age people found in China in the 70s and 80s of the last century, but until recently, remained unexplored. It turned out that these fossils can say a new word in anthropology. Remains of an ancient people were discovered in 1979 near the village of Lonlin in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, three more - in 1989 Maludone ("Cave of the red deer") in the neighboring districts of the province of Yunnan. To study finds began only in the late 2000s. It turned out that the found bone fragments belong to an entirely new kind of people who have "extremely unusual" combination of ancient and modern features, writes The Daily Mail. This kind of ancient people who lived between 14 500 and 11 500 years ago, has become the "youngest" of the found in Asia - before that it was believed that Homo sapiens was the only kind of person colonized kontinent.

Thus, the "man of red deer," as it was called at the object of hunting, lived side by side with the ancient Chinese as early as the time when those infancy agriculture. As suggested by Professor Darren Curnow from the Australian University of New South Wales, "the man red deer" may be a descendant of a previously unknown type of people who survived the last ice age. Another assumption of the same scientist - that this man is a descendant of the "first wave of migration" from Africa, more ancient than previously thought. See also: On Earth, people lived giants. Why are not monkeys turn into a man? Why mammoths became extinct?

Source: www.ridus.ru/news/25825/


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