In southern China found the remains of the first people of Eurasia
In Hunan province (southern China ) found the remains of ancient people who moved here from Africa 120 thousand years ago. It is the most ancient human remains in Eurasia. The article with the new study appeared in the journal Nature .
Previously it was believed that the first people in China were 80-100 thousand years ago, however, the findings in the cave of Fuyang, located in Hunan province, have changed scientists ‘ ideas.
In a cave a few dozen teeth and other remains, after analyzing which a group of anthropologists were surprised to find that before them the remains of the oldest Homo sapiens in Eurasia – they range in age from 80 to 120 thousand years. Thus Hunan and southern China is including the place for the first emergence and the further resettlement of Chinese on Chinese territory.
New evidence suggests that mankind has left the bounds of its “cradle” much earlier than we previously thought, approximately 40-70 thousand years more than previous estimates.
New discoveries of scientists also poses another question – why in China our ancestors appeared earlier than in Europe? Put forward the hypothesis that in Europe and the middle East prevented the CRO-magnons Neanderthals and the cold climate to which the CRO-magnons, came from Africa, were not adapted.
The Chinese and the Indians – one blood
On-site Cityweb work and other researchers, whose results are not less interesting. Is the size of “the Chinese ecumene” much more than China, Tibet and Burma. A group of anthropologists under the leadership of Svante Aubois from Leipzig (Germany) restored the ancient Asian genome and found that one of the groups of the first “immigrants” were the ancestors of all Asians and Indians.
Common ancestors of Asians and Indians in North and South America lived in China for 40 thousand years ago. The genome of CRO-magnon, which is found in the Tianyuan cave, near Beijing, belongs to haplogroup B. this group includes modern Indians, inhabitants of the Russian Far East, Central Asia, Korea, Melanesia and Polynesia.