Saturday, January 2, 2016

Is This Another Species Of Humans And Did We Eat Them?

A recent bone discovery suggests there may be another species of humans that lived alongside us not very long ago in the grand scheme of things. Just 14,000 years in fact. What some may find even stranger is there is a possibility we ate those people.

An ancient femur found in a Chinese cave is unlike any bone formerly discovered, suggesting it belonged to a previously unknown human species that lived alongside modern man just 14,000 years ago.

The distinctive shape of the bone indicates that the species would have walked differently from humans today, according to the New Scientist. And based on the size of the bone, the scientists behind the analysis report in their paper, published in PLOS One in December 2015, that an adult would have weighed 50kg, which is far smaller than other humans who lived at the time.

“When you put all the evidence together the femur comes out quite clearly resembling the early members of Homo,” Darren Curnoe, from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, who led the research team, told the New Scientist.

But while the earliest homo species lived around 2 million years ago and more recent humans, such as Neanderthals, became extinct some 40,000 years ago, researchers believe the newly discovered species would have lived far more recently, and alongside modern humans.

The 14,000-year-old bone fragment, which was found in the Muladong Cave in southwestern China in 1989 but was not studied for 25 years, has been painted with red clay, which is indicative of burial rituals. It seems to have been broken in a way that allows access to the bone marrow, and shows evidence of being butchered and being burned in a fire alongside other meat, according to the New Scientist.

Curnoe believes that homo sapiens mated with this newfound species, and possibly also ate them and used their bones as tools.

The theory is supported by bones discovered in Longlin cave in Guangxi Province in 1979, which Curnoe examined in 2012. These fossils were dated to 11,500 years ago and are thought to show a combination of homo sapiens traits and those of an archaic human.

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  1. I wonder why they think we ate them?they might have been eating each other xx

  2. If only these scientists would stop studying actual bones and start studying Bigfoot. It's frustrating, isn't it iktomi.

    1. Yet I can show you science bureaus by the anthropological elite of the last 150 years that have documented giant skeletal remains, and you'll slide into blistering denial mode with the ad hominem hand book... Or I can reference homo Naledi, and the way such primitive hominids had the capacity to bury their dead, and you'll pretend you know what you're talking about.

      That's not so frustrating, that's just funny.

    2. thinking Trapper and Mountain Monsters AIMS team will find that BIGFOOT in the upcoming season - ol Marine Wild Bill be using his USMC training to take down that BIGFOOT

    3. >>Yet I can show you science bureaus by the anthropological elite of the last 150 years that have documented giant skeletal remains

      No you can not. You can provide stories from the heyday of yellow journalism,nothing more. You can not provide a single bone.

    4. >>Or I can reference homo Naledi, and the way such primitive hominids had the capacity to bury their dead

      And? BFD. This does nothing to show the monkeyman lives or ever did.

    5. "Yellow journalism, or the yellow press, is a type of journalism that presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines to sell more newspapers. Techniques may include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, or sensationalism."

      "The Bureau of American Ethnology (or BAE, originally, Bureau of Ethnology) was established in 1879 by an act of Congress for the purpose of transferring archives, records and materials relating to the Indians of North America from the Interior Department to the Smithsonian Institution. But from the start, the bureau's visionary founding director, John Wesley Powell, promoted a broader mission: "to organize anthropologic research in America." Under Powell, the bureau organized research intensive multi-year projects; sponsored ethnographic, archaeological and linguistic field research; initiated publications series (most notably its Annual Reports and Bulletins); and promoted the fledgling discipline of anthropology. It prepared exhibits for expositions and collected anthropological artifacts for the Smithsonian United States National Museum. In addition, the BAE was the official repository of documents concerning American Indians collected by the various US geological surveys, especially the Geographical and Geological Survey of the Rocky Mountain Region and the Geological Survey of the Territories. It developed a manuscript repository, library and illustrations section that included photographic work and the collection of photographs.

      In 1897, the Bureau of Ethnology's name changed to the Bureau of American Ethnology to emphasize the geographic limit of its interests, although its staff briefly conducted research in US possessions such as Hawaii and the Philippines. In 1965, the BAE merged with the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology to form the Smithsonian Office of Anthropology within the United States National Museum (now the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History). In 1968, the SOA archives became the National Anthropological Archives."

      ... Oh, and the deal with homo Naledi, is that for 70% of the country that is wilderness, should Sasquatch bury their dead then this would explain how it's so difficult to find a cadaver. The fact that something so primitive and with such small brain capacity could manage this (essentially some level of culture), suggests that even if Sasquatch isn't a wild human like many modern enthusiasts are theorising, and more primitive in lineage, then there is STILL room to speculate healthily that they bury their dead in line with the giant skeletons uncovered and documented over the couple of hundred years, in cave systems and burial mounds in the US.


    6. When we ask to see the actual bones, you go into blistering conspiracy mode.

    7. There is no conspiracy when you have written confirmation from the anthropological authority of the day that such remains that don't fit the paradigm and will not be endorsed;

      It might be news to you, but the Smithsonian is sometimes referred to as "the nation's attic" for its holdings of 138 million items, the Institution's Washington, D.C., nucleus of nineteen museums, nine research centres, and zoo, many of them historical or architectural landmarks, is the largest such complex in the world. Additional facilities are located in Arizona, Maryland, New York City, Virginia, Panama and elsewhere, and 168 other museums are Smithsonian affiliates... After many of the bones may have been handed back over to Native Anericans in the Repatriation Act.. They could be anywhere!!

      "You are correct, of course, that there are reports by professionals of very tall individuals excavated from various Early Woodland mounds (I would hesitate to call a 7' or 7.5' person a "giant" . . . those heights fall within the range of human variation and don't require any kind of "supernatural" explanation)."
      - Andy White PhD

      ... Sasquatch are widely reported to be in the 7.5 to 8 foot height range. Oh... And here's a cool photo;

    8. Mountain Monsters in 21 dayz : )

    9. 2.01`s not such a smart feat to be schooling people when you`ve nothing factual to offer...go away and come back when you`ve some scientific credentials to offer..until then you`re another asshole with a dubious point of view.

    10. "Nothing factual"... "Some scienific credentials"...

      That's why I've listed the most elite anthropological institution having documented giant skeletal remains, and a PhD's opinion to support it... You laughably dense soul.

    11. 4;40 nothing actually verified eh ?

      No..I din`t think so.

    12. Can you read? You insufferably dense tool.

  3. Why are y'all so mean to each other? It makes no sense at all to talk like that. Whatever happened to having people come together and debate their belief in BF without having to worry about getting yelled at by complete strangers? :/