On Altai scientists have found the remains of a man who lived 50 thousand years ago
On Altai scientists-paleontologists have unearthed the remains of a man who lived here about 50 thousand years ago. Loud discovery made the scientists in the cave with a frightening name “the Terrible”. The study will clarify the theory of anthropogenesis, reports Regnum referring to the press service of the Novosibirsk state University.
Previously, scientists found only implements of representatives that historical period, which gave grounds to make certain conclusions about the evolution of the first men. Discovered fossils could correct the theory of anthropogenesis, namely, to find out how interacted denisovans, Neanderthals and other humanoid beings.
Andrei Krivoshapkin from NSU says that in layers of 35-40 thousand years ago, archaeologists found part of the nail phalanx of the caveman, and the fragment of a rib and a skull, which is not less than five tens of thousands of years.
Laboratory analysis will show what species were the companions of the cave Terrible. Paleontologists believe that the ungual phalanx belongs to the ancestor of modern man with the genes of the Neanderthal and Denisova. This indirectly proves the tools used by the Neanderthals and the denisovans.
The Scary cave is located in the Altai region, 2.5 km to the North of the settlement of Tigirek. Palaeontological research in the cave each time ended with success. Decibel found bone artifacts, pottery, household items dated to the stone, bronze for centuries and the middle ages.