This scientific illustration shows 7.2 million years ago in a dusty savannah landscape in the Athenian Basin. The southeast over the plane of Athens covered by a red cloud covered with Sahara dust; in the background the Hymettos mountains and the Lykabettos mountain.
Germany- Not in Africa, but in the Balkans, scientists have found evidence of a 7.2-million-year-old Vormenschen-type and shake the previous doctrine on Africa as a so-called cradle of humanity and suspect that at the same time The lines of development of chimpanzees and humans here may have separated several hundred thousand years earlier than previously thought.
Like the team from the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment at the University of Nikolai Spassov from the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences in two simultaneously published publications in the journal Plos One, they examined two fossil finds of the Graecopithecus frey bergi with the most modern methods and came to the conclusion that this is a previously unknown species. Read the rest of this entry »