From Taiwan to the British jungle swamps

From Taiwan to the British jungle swamps
People, snakes, fish and reptiles in the January paleoobzore "Heathcliff!"


The first month of 2015 has brought a bountiful harvest paleontological sensations, the unexpected findings were observed in various regions of the globe. Jaw with Taiwan helped describe a new type of hominid bone from the French caves told that Neanderthals were masters of all trades, who moved from Siberia to Estonia skull fish dispelled the myth of primitiveness sharks. These and other important discoveries - January paleoobzor "Heathcliff!".

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Perhaps the loudest sensation of the first month of the year was the discovery of previously unknown hominid in South-East Asia. Almost the entire lower jaw of ancient man caught near Taiwan fishermen. Come a long way (and even visited an antique shop in the window), jaw "man of Pang" reached the National Museum of Natural Science of China, where has made a genuine sensation.

Already a cursory study it became clear that nothing like science still was not known. Apart from the general structure of the archaic (and paleontologists really hard this surprise), the bone was also unusually massive - the thickness of its branches greater than two centimeters, while modern man is barely half. Vague resemblance is evident only with the remains of Homo erectus from China's Anhui Province, but also from his people from Pang is quite different.


The situation is quite confusing inability to establish the exact age of the finds. Based on the geochemical analysis, scientists have spread from 450 to 10 thousand years ago and decided to stop in the middle, relatively denoting lifetime "penhuantsa" in the 190-200 thousand years ago. However, by the time all erectus had long been extinct, and so a new jaw looks like a snowman with a stone ax in the middle of a modern city.

In addition, it redefines completely established scientific view that the appearance of modern humans migrated from Africa to Asia, all local Homo erectus managed to disappear. Now, get it off the shelves several similar findings, Chinese experts have suggested that the relics of archaic hominids in remote parts of the region to lend a hundred or two thousand years. via lenta.ru

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