1. Fossilised skull of homo erectus unearthed in China

Fossilised skull of homo erectus unearthed in China

Scientists have discovered a well preserved fossilised skull of homo erectus in China, which dates back around 150,000 to 412,000 years.

By: | Beijing | Published: November 22, 2015 6:52 PM

Scientists have discovered a well preserved fossilised skull of homo erectus in China, which dates back around 150,000 to 412,000 years.

The fossil was discovered at the Hualongdong archaeological site in eastern China’s Anhui province, said Liu Wu, from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The skull, which shows the face of a homo erectus, has remained well preserved, said Liu.

It dates back around 150,000 to 412,000 years or more, Liu said, adding the exact age shall be further examined.
This is another important site for homo erectus – an extinct species of human lineage – after findings were made in Zhoukoudian, Lantian, Hexian county and Nanjing, said Liu.

Archaeological exploration at Hualongdong started in 2006. Since then, more than 6,000 fossils of vertebrate animals and stoneware have been found.

Skull parts, teeth and bones have also been found, state-run ‘Xinhua’ news agency reported.

“It is quite uncommon to find such a great variety of fossils at a single site,” said Liu.

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    Dr Surajit
    Jul 14, 2016 at 2:08 pm
    thank you Vikrant
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      Rameswar Pattanayak
      Jul 14, 2016 at 6:50 am
      In connection with evolution, I have a question. Monkey is considered to be predecessors to human beings. But they do not have the habit of creating/maintaining shelter or saving anything even food. Most of the animals and birds considered to be prior to monkeys have this habit. How it is that monkeys do not have home and save? Knowledgeable human beings also consider this to be a better life practice. Please some body answer.
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        Jul 14, 2016 at 7:17 am
        There is a thing called instinctive behavior. Birds act as they do on instinct not wisdom or intelligence.
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          Vikrant Jaryan
          Jul 14, 2016 at 7:52 am
          Monkey is not considered the predecessors to human beings. Millions of years back humans and monkeys predecessors were same, but later in the evolution line the prototype separation to primate prototype from monkeys is the another stage after from primates, chimpanzee, orangutan, gorilla, gibbon and humans. Second query about storing and place for living? When humans are hunter and gather long time ago. they either live in tree or near cave same like monkeys and other primates. They do store but very little like monkeys because the meat will rot in a day or two, so are the fruits , hence they consume whatever they have in one go. When humans civilized and started farming they have excessive food grains and started to save for rest of the month. All things changed after humans learned farming.

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