A human artifact proving the existence of the present human during the age of Neanderthals in Europe was dug up in a cave in Greece.
According to British anthropologist Professor Chris Stinger, the artifact is several years more mature than any unearthed human artifact uncovered in Europe. He says the unearthed species is more mature than Misliya, Israel’s modern human artifact which dates to 150,000 years ago. According to Prof Stinger, this is the earliest human skull whose back resembles modern humans.
Two human skulls were actually dug up in the cave of Apidima in Greece in the 1970s. One of the skulls has missing parts while the other was very distorted. According to our reports, surgeries were performed on the skulls of early humans, which possibly caused the skull’s distortion and incomplete nature. Researchers resorted to advanced technological methods to date the fossils. Learn more about at: https://www.madewithsweetlove.com/ancient-skull-surgeries/
The skull with missing parts had a back that looks similar with that of today’sa humans. Meanwhile, researchers proved that the other skull which dates later and which appears more complete belonged to a Neanderthal.
This unearthing reveal that more than 200,000 years ago, Greece was inhabited by modern humans until the group of Neanderthals took over Eurasia and sent this species to extinction.
Africans today trace their existence back to the group who migrated from Africa 60,000 years ago.
But Homo Sapien fossils that were unearthed in Israel are believed to have existed between 90,000 and 125,000 years ago.
In China, they dug up a human artifact that dates between 80,000 and 120,000 years ago.
Prof Stinger said that the warm age permitted the proliferation of this species in Europe, but when colder climate came, the group died out, and the Neanderthals were revived.
With regards to one of the skulls resemblances to that of today’s humans, Prof Stinger clarifies that it’s only based on the preserved parts of the artifact, which is the back skull. Differences might arise when the incomplete parts of the skull are found. The anthropologist believes there might be more of this population waiting to be unearthed.