Thursday, July 8, 2010

Britain: 800,000 B.C.

Science Daily: Dig Discovers Ancient Britons Were Earliest North Europeans.

ScienceDaily (July 8, 2010) — A University College London archaeologist is part of a team who have unearthed the earliest evidence of human occupation in Britain.

Simon Parfitt was part of a team of archaeologists, palaeontologists and earth scientists from the British Museum, the Natural History Museum, UCL, and Queen Mary, University of London, who unearthed the new evidence at an archaeological dig in East Anglia.

Their findings demonstrate that ancient humans occupied Britain over 800,000 years ago, marking the first known settlement in northern Europe -- far earlier than previously thought.


Jeffery Keown said...

These were most likely Homo heidelbergensis or H. antecessor, not fully modern humans. We were not on the scene, no matter what the Vedic creationists claim.

OilIsMastery said...

You have no evidence of that.

Jeffery Keown said...


That easily ranks as one of the stupidest things you have ever said. Modern humans, as we have discussed and you ignore, arose sometime in the last 200000 years.

Northern Europe was occupied by dozens of groups of H. heidelbergensis. Literaly thousands of fossils of these folks, our ancestors, have been uncovered.

But bones mean nothing to you. Physical evidence means nothing, as long as you have your dusty mytho-fiction to comfort you and make you feel smart and dangerous to the mainstream. It's not like they faked all those post-cranial bones in Germany, France, Portugal and Britain. The bones do not lie.

OilIsMastery said...

You don't even have evidence that H. antecessor existed as a separate species.

Jeffery Keown said...

Aside from brain capacity, not really, but if you dig a little deeper, you'll find that anthropologists agree with my original comment that the humans in question were one or the other. Not fully modern humans. There is no way they could be. That's a call I made before even reading the article.

I stand firm that these were not fully modern humans. I just happen to be in the camp of those who feel they are 2 separate lineages of H. ergaster.

Fungus the Photo! said...

Agreement is a poison as regards the truth. We can all agree to ignore inconvenient truths. But they are still true, although now they anathema and less inconvenient.
Agreement is not scientific method. Observation and evidence, not theory, please!