Research conducted over the past several years has proved that human beings or homo sapiens weren’t the only advanced species that walked the Earth for the very first time. We’ve seen depictions of dinosaurs and apes populating the planet in movies and TV shows, but despite all speculations, there’s no concrete theory as to what form of beings existed before humans. But as we always say, there’s no harm in trying to dig deeper and look for more elaborate evidence.
Speaking of evidence, here’s some that are actually going to blow up your mind! Recently, a team of researchers discovered a bunch of stone artifacts in China that forced them to reconsider the early migration patterns of human civilizations on earth.
Intrigued? Well, there’s more! The discovered ancient stone tools and animal bones are speculated to be around 2 million years old, which means our ancestral cousins walked the land and made a strong colossal entry into Asia about tens and thousands of years back. Way earlier than scientists would have actually imagined.
Early movements of the hominins
Researchers confirm that hominins successfully reached Asia about 2.1 million years ago. The tools they got their hands on in central China seem to be early evidence of the human race residing on the outskirts of Africa.
Supporting this trail, many other researchers, too, have claimed that, almost certainly, these stone tools were indeed crafted by hominins and they’re as old and ancient as they’re claimed to be.
William Jungers, a paleoanthropologist states that this new revelation seems like a new level of paleo ball game. Although there’s no proper evidence of who actually built these tools, this new discovery opens many unknown doors for new opportunities and research.
A deeper research
Following the events, Dr. Zhaoyu Zhu along with his team at the Chinese Academy of Sciences has discovered about 100 stone artifacts in the country of Shangchen which clearly states that these primitive human beings were living in that place about 1.3 to 2 million years ago.
Before this, the earliest evidence of the existence of hominids came from Georgia, where tools and bones of homo erectus were extracted from the Earth, stating them to be around 2 million years old. These discoveries are now expected to play a distinctive role in figuring out for how long these early ancestors walked the surface of the Earth and when they really left Africa.
Any new evidence or artifact brings with it a lot of new hopes and challenges. Everything plays an extremely crucial role to piece a bridge between patchy human history and the present. But as of now, there’s still a long road that needs to be covered, which means the truth behind the early migrations still remains an unsolved mystery.