The common ancestor of modern humans 165,000 years ago may be living in Africa south of the ancient human
Ancestors came from the South African coast?
Recent study found that 16.5 million years ago Life In South Africa coast to lush ancient humans to eat seafood is likely to be the common ancestor of modern humans.
Arizona State University research team in the 18 U.S. scientific journal “Nature” published an article saying the South African coastal caves and stone tools found in the shells. The findings suggest that the ice age 165,000 years ago human beings may in this event, and to shellfish as food.
These people live in the area of the Cape high pinnacle cave, from where it overlooks the vast Indian Ocean near Mossel Bay area.
Mussels and cooked food salvage them, using rocks from the red Dye Make-up, also use the same tool as a knife. Experts believe they may be subsequently moved to the ancestors of modern humans throughout the world.
Will use “cosmetics” We all know, from 150,000 to 200,000 years ago, the African continent from human to complete the evolution of primitive man to modern man, but scientists have been unclear what their place in the continent to achieve this qualitative shift. Newly discovered evidence that the place is now South Africa. Angle in the pinnacle area where the work of archaeologists found some stone tools and used for the ceremony and the ceremony of the red Pigment . They believe that these are people who have been using was “cosmetic” shows the unique habits of modern people.
They know how to find the protein from the sea, abundant food source, and use this ability of vegetation from the coast to get away from the food, and gradually migrate to the north. Perhaps, they are picked fresh from the sea shells started, and completed the subsequent large-scale immigration. 18
The study, published in “Nature” magazine. Research Group Leader, Arizona State University anthropologist Curdies? Professor Ma Ruien said: “The evidence shows us that they are likely ancestors of modern man. Unless they eat shellfish, or they can not live at the beach . “
The earliest traces of human consumption of seafood
Archaeologists excavated area of the Cape pinnacle mixed with some fine stone and red-brown pigment with shell debris, then it may be some sort of symbolic ritual, for example, used the funeral. Shell remains indicated that they mainly feed on fish to survive in the harsh environment. The research team said, “This is the earliest traces of human consumption of seafood, the discovery earlier than in the past 4 years.” Reported, reflecting the harsh natural environment in the ice age, humans seek food from the land turned to sea.
Professor Ma Ruien said, 16.5 million years ago, the entire African continent, only a few places to live, food is extremely scarce. When the prairie life become very difficult times, pinnacle, is a perfect refuge area of the Cape. The theory has been found in the jungle man Genetic The support of scholars. Jungle is considered to be the ancestors of the indigenous South African, is the world’s oldest human being.
On the origin of modern humans, scholars have been a lot of controversy. Most scientists now support the “out of Africa said.” They believe that 150,000 to 200,000 years ago, modern man emerged in Africa and then around the world were one-way migration. Have a higher intelligence, has formed a certain language and culture about 10 million years ago, modern man first arrived in Asia, migrated to Australia after five years. About 3 million years ago, modern man arrived in Europe, 20,000 years ago, the Inter-American immigrants.