Oldest Homo sapiens fossils found, according to reports in BBC News and Nature News 7 June 2017, ScienceDaily 8 June 2017, and Nature, 2017; 546 (7657): 289 doi: 10.1038/nature22336 8 June 2017.
An international team of scientists has found a collection of fossil human bones, along with stone tools and fossils of mammals and reptiles in Jebel Irhoud, 100 kilometres west of Marrakesh in Morocco. The fossils include partial skulls, jaws, teeth, and leg and arm bones from at least five individuals, including a child and an adolescent. The fossils have a facial structure and teeth identical to modern humans, and large braincases, described by the researchers as “archaic” because it is more elongated than the modern human shape, but they are as large as modern humans.
Jean-Jacques Hublin, of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, who led the study, commented: “It’s a face you could cross in the street today”.
The flint stone tools have been dated using thermoluminescence as between 280,000 to 350,000 years, with an average of 314,000 years. A tooth in one of the fossils has also been dated as being 254,000 to 318,000 years old. These dates are over 100,000 years older than the previous oldest dated Homo sapiens, which are skulls found in Ethiopia dated as being between 196,000 and 160,000 years old. According to ScienceDaily, “The new findings from Jebel Irhoud elucidate the evolution of Homo sapiens, and show that our species evolved much earlier than previously thought”.
The fossil site in Morocco is a long way from the sites in eastern and southern Africa that are claimed to have been the ‘cradle of mankind’, so the research team have suggested humans had a “pan-African origin”, i.e. Homo sapiens evolved in multiple places spread over Africa. Jean-Jacques Hublin explained: “Until now, the common wisdom was that our species emerged probably rather quickly somewhere in a ‘Garden of Eden’ that was located most likely in sub-Saharan Africa. I would say the Garden of Eden in Africa is probably Africa — and it’s a big, big garden”.
Editorial Comment: Let’s be blunt guys, when you find ‘oldest’ skeletons that look like dead versions of folk walking New York streets, they actually prove mankind has remained the same since the ‘oldest’ people died! Mankind has produced our own kind and not evolved at all!
Jean-Jacques Hublin should also be more careful when he speaks of the Garden of Eden, because the Creator who planted the Garden in Eden has told us very clearly what happed there, and it had nothing to do with human beings evolving from ape-like creatures. Genesis tells us that the first man, Adam was made from raw materials (“dust of the ground”) and the first woman, Eve, was made from tissue taken from Adam. All human beings, including these dead people in Morocco, are descended from this original couple.
The reason they ended up being dead and buried in northern Africa is the result of a series of tragic events, starting with Adam and Eve being expelled from the Garden of Eden after they disobeyed God, through the world-wide judgement of violent corrupt humanity by Noah’s Flood, to the dispersal of rebellious arrogant people from the Tower of Babel. Human beings did not evolve in Africa. They migrated there after the judgement at the Tower of Babel, and finding themselves in a new environment with limited knowledge and resources, made tools from flints and scraped up a living as best they could. These fossils and the stone tools are evidence of mankind going downhill, not evolving upwards.
So again, evolution scores zero, camouflaged by well credentialed lies.
Evidence News vol.17 No. 11
14 June 2017
Creation Research Australia
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