Thursday, March 15, 2012

New Human Species discovered in China

"Mystery human fossils", which is claimed to be an entirely new species of Homo sapiens, has been discovered in South China. Researchers have opined that the species existed about 11,500 years ago.

Fossils of the discussed species including Skulls, jawbones and teeth had been found in the Longlin Cave in China's Guangxi Province in 1979 and in Maludong Cave in Yunnan Province in 1989.

Recently Researchers have found that these bone fragments may have belonged to a previously unknown species of Homo, like the modern humans who should have lived in the East Asia. They were either permanent dwellers of East Asia or had migrated from Africa- they also suggest.

The scientists have named these people as ‘the Red Deer Cave’ people. These deer cave people although share some features with modern human beings, still they also differ in certain aspects.

If we analyse our history, these species is believed to be co-existed with the other normal species in East Asia.

The scientists have provided the features of the skulls as - a flat face, a broad nose, a jutting jaw that lacked a chin, large molar teeth, a curved braincase with prominent brow ridges and thick skull bones.

Another (controversial) study has suggested that these jut-jawed and heavy-browed deer cave people might have existed in the Stone Age.

Researchers have informed that according to Radiocarbon dating of charcoal from the fossil deposits these primitive people lived around 14,500 to 11,500 years ago. This was a time by which all other human species, such as Neanderthals, are thought to have died out. The charcoal also showed they knew how to use fire, the researchers said.

At the top of all these bigger probabilities, experts believe that DNA testing of the fossils can provide certain confirm facts, but the DNA testing is not that much easy, they equally ascertain.

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