Young volunteers assisted the archaeologists discovered in southwestern France to the cave of Arago d prehistoric tooth that belonged to an adult, who lived half a million years ago. Despite the fact that the tooth is quite badly preserved and to explore it will be difficult, the staff of the Center for prehistoric studies of Tatavla will try to learn about the morphology of the first Europeans and to increase knowledge about their features.
Excavations were conducted last week on Thursday, July 23, near the southern French city of Perpignan. Young archaeologists and volunteers are shocked by the discovery, which they named Arago 149. The tooth was found and recognized as the oldest piece of human remains found in Europe. According to the archaeologists, the tooth belonged to an adult, who lived 560 thousand years ago.
“Large tooth of the adult – not to say a man or a woman – was found during excavations in a layer whose age we estimated at 550 thousand years since used various Dating methods”, – said paleoanthropology Amelie Vialle edition of L’express. Continue reading
In the 70-ies of XX century in India, then in Europe and in Africa were found the remains of a Primate, Ramapithecus; the structure of his teeth was like the teeth of apes, and some of it gave reason to think that the problem is finally solved.
Primitive man lived 14 million years ago, and his physique shows that he could stand on legs, have had a free hand. But this hope quickly faded: new findings showed that rampitec is nothing other than a female of another large Primate, selvapiana, which belongs to the group of orangutans, not humans.
With sufficient certainty of a primitive people can only speak from the period of 4-3 million years ago. By this time, attributed by the scientists found the remains of Australopithecus, the most famous skeleton Lucy. It was discovered in 1972 In afar, Africa. How is it different from the skeletons of other primates? First of all, the fact That Lucy (no longer clear, it the female or the male) could walk on two limbs: walking on two legs is one of the characteristics that distinguishes man from his relatives, monkeys. But why these first anthropoids got to his feet and straightened? Continue reading
In 1927 archaeologists engaged in excavations of an ancient Maya temple in North America, found something unusual – a human skull made of crystal. Experts say that to make such a miracle possible only with application of modern hi-tech equipment. The wizard also would have to spend to work over 7 million hours of time! In addition, the skull is perfectly thought-out optical system – if you turn the product in at a certain angle, it will glow from the inside.
Finding a crystal called “Skull of Doom”, because amazing beauty product was in the truest sense of the word murderous. All of whom have had to hold him in my arms, suddenly and mysteriously deprived of life. It is believed that the skull of “punishing” people for what they were trespassing on secrets of the Maya temple.
Another skull is kept in the British Museum from the XVIII century. It has the same options as the “Skull of Doom”, but its structure is more primitive. Both findings largely resemble the skull of a woman. Experts with the help of modern computer technology could simulate the image of ladies, possessing such skulls, however, is still unclear, for what purpose were created such treasures. Some scientists believe that the crystal skulls are sacred objects that are “saved” in a memory of the generations and meant descendants. Some believe that the crystal skull was left after Atlantis. Continue reading