Saturday, Sep 18, 2021
Outlook.com

Here Lies The First Human... Perhaps

Cut marks on bone fossils found on an Indian foothill could well change the narrative on human evolution

Here Lies The First Human... Perhaps
Mount Genesis | Photo by Narendra Bisht
Here Lies The First Human... Perhaps
outlookindia.com
2016-03-25T12:23:08+05:30
  • The Masol findings, if true, could complicate or deepen the out-of-Africa migration theory
  • It would make Masol in the Shivaliks, 20 km from Chandigarh, Asia’s oldest anthropological site
  • The Indo-French discovery could push back out-of-Africa migrations by about 5,00,000 years
  • Tells us more on how and when we started looking and behaving like homo sapiens rather than apes

***

Masol, an inconspicuous village tucked away in the lowe­r reaches of the Shivaliks in Punjab with a smattering of vegetation, has raised a question fundamental to our exi­stence: where and when did the first member of our species walk on this earth? Is it possible that ‘modern humans’ emerged first in Asia, or more precisely, what is present-day India, and not Africa, as is wid­ely believed across the world? And that, too, half-a-million years before the point where the evolutionary timeline is said to have ticked off going by the fossilised evidence in...

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Read More from Outlook

PM's Birthday Gift: 1 Crore Vaccinations In A Day As Health Ministry Pushes For New Record

PM's Birthday Gift: 1 Crore Vaccinations In A Day As Health Ministry Pushes For New Record

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said the country will all make a new record of COVID-19 vaccination, which will be a birthday gift to PM Narendra Modi.

Nitin Gadkari Claims He Makes Rs 4 Lakh Every Month From YouTube For His Lecture Videos

Nitin Gadkari Claims He Makes Rs 4 Lakh Every Month From YouTube For His Lecture Videos

The Union Minister claims he became a chef and started cooking at home and has delivered more than 950 lectures online.

Return Of Campus Life As Colleges Reopen After Long Pandemic Shutdown

Return Of Campus Life As Colleges Reopen After Long Pandemic Shutdown

After befriending gadgets for attending online classes students finally are back to real books and real conversations. Read more education stories in our latest issue.

J&K Asks Govt Employees To Submit Reports On Their Family And Associates

J&K Asks Govt Employees To Submit Reports On Their Family And Associates

Government employees in J&K have been warned of action in case they fail to submit detailed reports on their relatives, persons sharing residential space with 'hostile' links.

Advertisement