Re: Homo erectus trilliensis

Susan S. Chin (
Fri, 1 Nov 1996 16:05:11 GMT

Well, my question is, did he submit this to Nature or Science first? (oh
and you say they wouldn't publish this, so he took it to the Web...?)

Pantelis Topalis ( wrote:

: Dear collegues,

: I have just discovered a web page
: ( containing

: I am reproducing below the text part of that page and I would like to hear
: comments from the anthropological community about this issue

: Pantelis Topalis
: Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

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: By Dr. Aris Poulianos

: Anthropopaleologist, Head of the excavations in the cave of Petralona
: in Halkidiki and Member of the Permanent International Council of
: Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences

: After 35 years of continuing researches in the SE Europe and excavations
: in the
: cave of Petralona in Halkidiki, Dr Aris Poulianos came to
: the following conclusion and for the first time announces that:

: "the credle of the humankind shouldn't be
: considered any more Africa but the peninsula of Halkidiki
: and
: generally
: the vast area of the North Aegean"

: His position is based on the thousands of tools, made of copper and bones,
: found
: in all Halkidiki and in the vast area of Northern Greece
: generally.

: The age of this specific toolmaking is
: eleven
: (+/- 1) million years approximately, which means the

: Upper Miocene.

: The majority of the foundings are exposed in the Anthropological Museum of
: Petralona, built near the cave by Dr Poylianos.

: The toolmaking is accompanied by hundreds of remaining of animals
: skeletons,
: used by the Homo erectus of Miocene for his nutrition and
: by hominid coprolites, that Poulianos named Homo erectus trilliensis.

: Two craniums, an entire skeleton and a jaw-bone of the homonite, have been
: lost
: forever in the waters of Aegean, by the corrosion and
: because of the insensibility and bureaucracy of the Greek State, which
: never
: allowed their timely salvation.

: Poulianos considers that the Trillian homonid, has been develloped in an
: autonomous and independent way from the rest of the Higher
: Primates who lived in the area. The evolution of the Higher Primates in
: this
: space breaks the chain that links together all other branches of
: the species of the Higher monkey-like due to tremedous geological and
: ecological
: rearrangements that took place in the North Aegean and
: in North Greece, during the Medium Miocene, fifteen to twenty million
: years ago.
: A result of these changes, that can be observed only in
: this area of the earth at this specific time, are the forests which had
: become
: petrified, met today from the area of Kastoria to Ellyspontos.

: The preperations of art (toolmaking) of the Homo erectus Trillians are not
: related to the toolmaking which we meet in other species of Higher
: Primates like the Australiopithikus of Africa, like Lucy, for example. For
: this
: reason Dr Poulianos does not consider that the Australiopithikus
: (Australio-Monkeys) of Africa are taking part to the creation of the human
: being.

: The Trillian homonid who is the ancestor of all modern human beings who
: live
: today in earth, is linked with the modern human being by the
: same PROSPECTIVE as to the manufacture of his tools, for the last twenty
: million
: years continiously, regardless if the tools are made of
: stone, bones, iron or steel. This red thread of the same prospective till
: today
: is the corner stone of his theory, that the modern human being
: has his roots to the remote past of the twelve million years with the same
: neurophysiology in brain till today. For this reason is being
: considered as a separate and autonomous specie, from the rest of the
: Higher
: Primates.

: Dafni Petralona 16/10/1996

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