Jun 12, 2017 04:36 AM EDT
It is hinted that a single fossil of Homo sapiens that was found in Morocco may cause a great effect in the human history. The found fossil can possibly change Charles Darwin's "Theory of Evolution".
In 1961, paleoanthropologists discovered fossils in a barite mining operation at Jebel Irhoud massif in Morocco. Scientific American reported that a fossil of the human skull was dug at some 100 kilometers west side of Marrakech.
According to History, what was found in a cave in Morocco were the oldest known specimens of Homo sapiens that is suspected to be around 200,000 years. The discovered fossils may trigger the known history and belief that the first human species has lived in East Africa.
Along with the fossils of the Homo sapiens are animal remains, stone tools and bones from other individuals. The fossils remained a mystery for it look primitive that other Homo sapiens fossils that were found. Thus, a team of researchers has concluded that the remains found by barite miners were the earliest remains of Homo sapiens than those found in Africa.
Jean-Jacques Hublin led a team from Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Germany has unearthed more stone tools and human fossils as additional evidence for the theory. The team suggests that human species may have occurred much from earlier times compared to the oldest known remains of Homo sapiens found in Ethiopia which is said to be 195,000 years old.
Aside from the 195,000 years old fossil that was found by Richard Leakey's team near the Omo River, another skull follows the dates. The said skull was dated between 160,000 and 154,000 years old and was found in 2003 in Herto.
If Hublin and his team are correct, the five different Jebel Irhoud fossils of Homo sapiens found in Morocco are somewhere around 300,000 years old. Furthermore, the tools were found dated between 280,000 and 350,000 years old through a method called thermoluminescence.
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