Re: New Chinese fossil hominid at about 1.9 million ..

16 Nov 1995 22:05:11 GMT

Ralph L Holloway ( sez:
`Brace yourselves. The NY Times reports today the discovery of a new
`mandibular fragment dated at roughly 1.9 million years, at Longgupo Cave,
`Sichuan, China.


. Given the
`new dates from Indonesian reported last year and the Dmanisi jaw and
`tools from Georgia at 1.8 million years ago, there is surely growing
`support for an early out of Africa scenario...

And presumably this opens up a vast new range of possibilities for where
(and how) H. erectus first developed.

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