Scientists unexpectedly made a discovery which in future may change the idea about the history of human evolution.
In China, paleontologists have discovered the remains of a probably still unknown species of people. These people lived in southern China from 11 to 14 thousand years ago.
Paleontologists have discovered the bones of at least five individuals. The remains of the first three were found in 1989 in the red Deer cave in Yunnan province.
Since then, scientists call them “people of the cave of red Deer”. Another skeleton was later found in the vicinity of the village Lonline in the Guangxi Autonomous region, reports the BBC .
In an article published in the journal PLoS One, paleontologists, however, write that while it is impossible to say whether these remains are still unknown of man or not.
A distinctive feature of “the man from deer cave” is the structure of the skull – cranial region: skull: round, low superciliary ridges. The face was small and flat, wide nose.
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In different Nations that inhabited our planet in ancient times, there were different traditions of burial of the dead, is often very unusual. Both were buried in ancient times? Here are interesting facts about some very unusual burials.
Among some peoples of Ancient China (e.g. people’s Bo) was taken to suspend the coffin with the body of the deceased on a high rock, and on the side facing to human habitation. It was believed that mountains are a bridge between earthly life and afterlife, and the dead in the tombs will protect the living and bring them luck. The hanging coffins were made from a solid single piece of wood and placed on special stands, hammered into the rock. The oldest burial found is 3000 years old and the youngest is 400.
In Ancient Persia, the main religion was Zoroastrianism (he was later superseded by Islam), according to which the dead were not supposed to defile the earth and air, therefore corpses could not be burned or buried in the ground. On a high rock tower was constructed with a deep well in the center (Tower of silence). Inside the tower were three levels: one for men, one for women and one for children. The dead were stripped completely and put in the tower, Continue reading