Israel: Bones of a previously unknown prehistoric man found

Israel: Bones of a previously unknown prehistoric man found

In Israel Researchers have found the bones of a previously unknown prehistoric person. who shared Tel Aviv with the University. He probably lived in the region of the Levant, east until about 130,000 years ago Mediterranean Sea, and was named “Nesher Ramla Homo” by researchers – after the place of its discovery. It is similar to the remains of other prehistoric humans found in Israel and Eurasia, who lived about 400,000 years ago. The type now discovered comes from the Middle Pleistocene epoch.

The discovery could mean that the human family tree should be revised: » Discovery of a new group of prehistoric humans in this region, which corresponds to a population of Neanderthal ancestors Europe This, as it appears, shakes the prevailing thesis that Neanderthals came from Europe «, it said in communication from the university. Rather, it states that “at least some of the Neanderthals’ ancestors came from the Levant”. research team, consisting of anthropologists, medical professionals and archaeologist Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University Jerusalem Presents his work in the journal “Science”.

From the discovery of bone, consisting of fragments of the skull and teeth of the lower jaw, it can be concluded that the two groups of prehistoric humans lived together in the Levant for more than 100,000 years. They would have shared knowledge and equipment technology. The Nesher Ramla Homo lived in the region about 400,000 years ago and Homo sapiens about 200,000 years ago. Later discoveries indicate that the two groups also merged.

Nesher Ramla combines the qualities of Homo neanderthal, especially on the teeth and jaws, and on other members of the genus Homo, especially on the skull. At the same time, he is very different from modern people – he has a completely different skull structure, no chin, and very large teeth. According to the researchers, the discovery is of great scientific importance: it is the so-called “missing” species with which Homo sapiens mate upon arrival in the region. With this, the Nesher Ramla Homo is a new piece of the puzzle that contributes to the understanding of human migration in prehistoric times.

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