It seems that modern man has once again been unable to keep it in his pants and fell victim to the seduction of a saucy siren – what’s new?! Well, this modern man in question lived about 100,000 years ago and got fresh with a… Neanderthal.
A recently analysed fossil found in Southern China back in 2007, is not only evidence of modern humans frisking with Neanderthals (and possibly other hominoid species) and making some ‘inter-specie babes’, but the analysis also ousts previous ‘we all evolved in Africa’ theories. Clearly our ancestors had no qualms about cross-species relations.
According to a new study, featured in the latest Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, human remains found in Chongzuo City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in South China belonged belonged to a modern human but featured more robust characteristics; similar to that of a Neanderthal and suggest that ‘modern’ and ‘archaic’ groups were mating across Asia about 100,000 years ago.
Behind all of the buff of academia and ridiculously long words, the basic gist of the study is this;
- The structure of the fossil shows interbreeding as they certainly belong to a modern human yet have certain features that are similar to a Neanderthal.
- The fossils predate the oldest previously known fossils of Asia by 60,000 years; and thus –
- Modern humans were established much earlier in East Asia than in Europe.
The study is likely to cause much controversy with conventional notions of evolution as they suggest that our ancestors migrated out of Africa about 60,000 years ago. This 100,000 year old fossil is now “the oldest modern human outside of Africa” according to the co-author of the study Erik Trinkaus – a leading Neanderthal specialist.
Not only does this study fly in the face of popular time lines of human migration, but it also shows that modern humans were in China long before the species began acting human, and that they were also getting it on with Neanderthal elders.
Erik Trinkaus told Discovery News that:
“Of more interest than who had sex with whom is the fact that modern humans had spread across southern Eurasia by 100,000 years ago, and yet archaic humans remained across the more northern areas, and even displaced the modern humans in Southwest Asia for an additional 50,000-70,000 years,” added Trinkaus, a professor of physical anthropology at Washington University in St. Louis.”It argues for very little adaptive advantage on the part of these modern humans.”
This isn’t the first revelation about China’s historical roots. Earlier this week we uncovered a theory that China was mentioned in the bible! What will we find out next?!