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Tool Making China Circa 2 Million Years Ago


]Oldest Tools Outside Africa Found, Rewriting Human Story New evidence suggests that our ancient cousins left the continent much earlier than thought.

I suspect the whole 'out-of-Africa' thing will turn out to be PC nonsense.
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Maybe "out of Africa" is nonsense, but that is still up in the air.

DNA archaeology makes "out of Africa" the most persuasive picture at this time.

From the perspective of traditional archeology, it might be different in the future. As the article notes, China has not had anything like the digging for such artifacts that has happened in Africa.

Of course, as in Italy - lots of that is underneath lots of concrete and asphalt.

Higher tech imaging of the ground - computerized 3D ground sonar and penetrating radar - along with more advanced DNA study - will answer at least some of our questions.

This particular find could be, as the article says, Homo Erectus. Thats still "out of Africa."

The amazing thing about this is that it is a new, older timeline than the top experts had figured for that exit from Africa for Erectus.
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The out-of-Africa paradigm posits a Darwinian perspective. First, single cell evolved from one cell, then multi-cell evolved, then plants, then little animials and so on 'til the first human evolved (Eve) and everyone else descended from her. A woman from Africa.

I'm pretty sure that a 'just so' story, and human history is both more complicated and much more interesting.
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I am descended from Igoo, the Rock ape. This is one of my ancestors playing with one of your kids.
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One of the most brilliant men I've ever met, a Ph.D. in genetics, told me that he was quite sure the genome was once perfect, and has gone downhill from there. I think he has to be right about that.
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Man Hath Fallen. Now what did such a specimen look like?
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Me?
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