The latest Science News is that the oldest fossils we have discovered are at Gros Beaucoup, located in France.
Dating from about thirty six thousand years ago, these fossils give historian’s insight into the earliest human activity on the planet. The fossils found this site, represent the oldest fossils that were discovered. They also predate by twelve thousand years the Younger Dryas Event, and ten thousand years the Younger Glacial Event.
This discovery is part of a study conducted by Paleogenetics researchers. These scientists took core samples from sedimentary rock formations to determine the timing and synchronicity of the rock layers. Using this data, they compared these same sedimentary rock layers with the fossils to determine when and where early human activity occurred. The sedimentary rock layers do indeed reveal a lot of information about the earliest human activities on Earth.
According to the scientists, these sedimentary rock layers prove that early man was involved in the “building” of their own society. This discovery sheds new light on the antiquity of the idea of human activity, responsibility, and the environment. Through these findings, we are able to recognize the presence of the earliest human communities, and therefore these places were populated by early human populations for millions of years before us.
Some of the oldest fossils have been found in China. These samples prove that early man began using wood cutting and bone grinding techniques thousands of years before other evidence was found. In fact, this method is more common than one would think. This is interesting because it proves early human activity took place before most previously known archaeological evidences were found.
Excavations in Russia and India have revealed the oldest known fossils. These evidences date back to around thirty thousand years old. The oldest rock layers have also been uncovered. These layers contain stone tools and charcoal.
Carbon Dioxide Dating is another interesting way of determining the presence of early human activity. During the last Ice Age, carbon dioxide in the air was more prevalent. Carbon dioxide is believed to be the result of burning trees. If we look back into our history, we can see carbon dioxide was released as a result of all the early human activities.
Soil erosion and deposition can take place without any evidence. The layers of soil that erode and become compact can leave behind artifacts and fossilized bones. When these layers of soil are transported across the globe by tectonic movements, they can bring with them evidence of human habitation. Examples are the shells of archaic human beings discovered in south-western Asia and Australia.
Another way of determining the existence of early human activity is through radiometric dating. It involves the use of radioactive elements to determine the age of rocks and other materials. Rocks and other materials that were formed by the bombardment of meteorites billions of years ago should give off radio waves. In order to track the radio signals, equipment called radiographic equipment is used. Although this method has been around for some time, it is now considered one of the most accurate methods available.
Therefore, if you want to know how early human beings built their houses, try to get hold of some rock samples and make an impact crater.
In addition to radiometric evidence, there are several other natural ways of determining the human presence in the past. For instance, if you find a round impact crater on the earth, don’t be afraid to take a closer look. This crater might have been created by a massive celestial body hitting the surface of the earth. If there are round holes in various places around the world where impacts are known to have occurred, then there must have been many visitors to the moon and planets orbiting the earth during its existence.
Furthermore, if you find any rounded objects inside the impact crater, this too could be an indication of human activity. Usually round objects are formed when the impact crater sucks up material from the surrounding area. This will expose these rounded stones when the impact crater collapses. This means that these rocks might contain different chemical compositions than the surrounding soil.
Finally, it is important to note that all these evidences suggest that ancient people were indeed the first ones to walk the planet. Clearly, these days it shows that early humans may have been some of the most prolific beings on the plane.
Provided by Antonio Westley
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