New Evidence Suggests Humans Are Older Then Cavemen

December 4, 2008

California (ChattahBox) – After scientists used recent dating technology on a set of stone tools found in Ethiopia back in 1970’s, they were shocked by their findings. According to the results, humans may have evolved around 80,000 years before we had originally thought, placing that evolution prior to the oldest Homo sapien we have been able to find.

Using a method of dating that compares different isotopes of the element argon, they were able to determine that the volcanic ash that had been discovered burying the tools dated back over 275,000 years, and so not only seems to indicate an earlier beginning to modern day humans, but shines a light on possible faults in scientific theories on the subject.

“It seems that we were technologically more advanced at an earlier time that we had previously thought,” explained Leah Morgan, one of the researchers leading the study at UCLA Berkeley.

These and further findings are set to be published in the December addition of the science journal Geology.


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