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Ancient Remains Israel

Ancient Remains Israel - The evidence of the oldest living humans on earth may have been discovered in Israel. Archaeologists state they may have found evidence of the oldest existence of modern humans on earth. A Tel Aviv University team excavating a cave in central Israel stated Monday that they found teeth estimated to be at least 400,000 years old.

Up until the find in Israel, the earliest human remains were found in Ethiopia and estimated to be 200,000 years old. Archaeologist Avi Gopher said the further research was needed to validate the claim that the teeth are indeed that old. If the claim holds truth, the discovery would change “the whole picture of evolution.” Stated Gopher.

Ancient Remains Israel

Up until now, the accepted scientific theory of evolution states that Homo sapiens originated in Africa and migrated outward about 80 thousand years ago. Sir Paul MellarsPaul Mellars, a prehistory expert at Cambridge University stated that the find is “important” but it is premature to say that the remains are from modern humans. Mellars stated that the teeth are more likely from ancient relatives of Homo sapiens such as the Neanderthals or their ancestors.

The teeth were discovered in Qesem cave which was uncovered by Gopher and a colleague at Tel Aviv University, Ran Barkai. CT scans and X-rays will be utilized to determine the size and shapes and compare them to modern human specimens. Other artifacts unearthed in the cave included flint blades and animal bones that appeared to be cut as tools.

Ancient Remains Israel


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