A highlight from New theories about human origins
Sancho narine in and now we go back in time past. Cpi bark about million years when someone perhaps your ancestor walked in. What is now europe. Sort of a controversial book ancient bones written by professor madeleine. Burma introduces us to a creature. That walked upright. Yes by people and seems to precede our own eric style. Are we relatives. Actually the book is not so much about homo sapiens. About the veil latest part of our evolution. The book is mostly about our early evolution. And you know. They are two out of africa out of africa one. The whole more is spread around the globe according to this teary and the second one very important steps in human evolution happened outside of africa and big part of eurasia and a lot of important findings came now out from europe. Indeed in fact a couple of years ago we had the announcements that there had been findings in greece. Going back something like seven million years now your finding goes back more than eleven million years. That's very very far back. Indeed isn't it yes. It is far bag and nobody can imagine what it means. Seven eleven million years. Now your discovery. where did you go. And how did you know where to go. Didn't new excavation. In south germany. In homage media we find the new views we excavate now for nearly eleven years we have maybe ten thousand best moments of senior fossils and in this huge number be found about forty specimens of great apes and this great ape looked like someone who's living in the trees and was standing upright which i suppose you can do in the trees although most apes kind of over and what made you think that this was an ancestor in our line. So the exact position in the final genetic three is will be a matter of debate and this is a special topic. You'll probably also the discussions about home floor census from floors how difficult it is to give him a position pilots. Netting three sets the hobbit. You're talking about from the island of flurries and talking about how it's connected to wash now that live very recently yours goes far five further. Back i can say is that to me. And he behavior of this animal vast more human like then great ape like and. When did you publish that result. Nearly one year ago it's was november last year. And what was the response from your colleagues. One of the response came out recently. A few days ago and discussion is actually accademics discussion because the question is the exact position of one waterbird because this implies if the new views had a long lumbar spine or rather thought one and along humber span sin quite important feature for humans but not only humans also straddle the scenes have this because you have then the possibility to make s shape low doses on your spine so the position of this law to rectal. Vertebra is in question and colleague from the us. I invite him to come to tubingen and to see the original of this facade to discuss with me on the original however he refused to come and to see the original and he writes this paper solely based on pictures and photographs. Namesake scott william years scott williams and i hope that someday he will really come to tubing because advance last year and it was possible to travel and other colleagues for instance from the us colleagues. Who work a lot and lucien of -delity they came to an- and daudet originals and agree with me that the features especially in the lex features just which you find only in fossil and living by people ominous standing up on two legs. Yes now what really is a significance of your find. There have been a lot of tears of how humans evolve from the arab oil from at three and won quite influential in the twentieth century. Is that our ancestors are chimpanzees or at least an animal which is quite similar to a chimpanzee that means that our ancestors had an tomiko correctness which are similar chimpanzees. And this would mean that are not to me of chimp is quite primitive and to human anatomy is evolved from this primitive condition. And i'm not a i who questioned this assumption and have been a lot of human anatomist. Who say the human anatomy is in many parts quite primitive for primates and did vote exclude the possibility that we arise from an advanced at the station and gyms and guerrillas are quite advanced and indeed we had found so far no fossil chimps and no fossil gorillas. Why maybe because of a bed fossil record but maybe also because the ancestors of gorillas chimps did not look like gorillas and chips. How one is and i'm not i who but i i am. Maybe i who present fossil evidence. These ideas that by t -delity has very deep root in our follow. Ginny so by pedantic actually quite primitive and the boreal adaptations chimps show today advanced adaptation african rainforest environments so. Actually very early chimp could potentially look like a strange bipedal animal interesting now the thing that we would do as we did with denisovans by we i mean. The archaeologists is to look at the genetic record because denisovans began as the extension of a small finger in a cave in russia and from that he was obviously able to check against the human recco genetically. Have you had the chance yet. To send your material twenty bob or someone else in that field. I guess rented will be not interested in the bones from hamas museum mostly because too old so facile. 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