Newfound Type of Prehistoric Human Leaves Scientists Speechless

Newfound Type of Prehistoric Human Leaves Scientists Speechless
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What if there had been even more types of human ancestors than scientists once believed? The human race has not always been the same as it is today, and more and more evidence proves it.

Some of our ancestors lived on Earth even 130,000 years ago, and while there’s not anything surprising here, the remnants recently discovered by Hebrew U and Tel Aviv University researchers from that era left them speechless. According to The Jerusalem Post, textbooks must be rewritten, as a new type of “Homo” was discovered.

An ancestor of the Neanderthals dated to 140,000 – 120,000 years ago

The new type of human was discovered in Israel, and the researchers involved in the study believe that it’s related to the well-known Neanderthals and also intermarried with Homo sapiens.

The following video from the TAUVOD YouTube channel speaks for itself:

The description is also relevant enough:

Researchers from Tel Aviv University have identified a new type of early human at the Nesher Ramla site, dated to 140,000 to 120,000 years ago.

Headed by Prof. Israel Hershkovitz, Dr. Hila May and Dr. Rachel Sarig from the Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Dan David Center for Human Evolution and Biohistory Research and the Shmunis Family Anthropology Institute, situated in the Steinhardt Museum at Tel Aviv University

TAU anthropologist Prof. Israel Hershkovitz explained that while modern humans (aka Homo sapiens) arrived in the area roughly 200,000 years ago, the researchers expected to find remnants of humans more closely related to us. Instead, they were stunned to find out that another type of human was living alongside the Homo sapiens. The researchers believe that the newfound human type lived in the region at least until 130,000 years ago.

The new findings were published in the journal Science.


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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