In Israel, researchers found the bones of a hitherto unknown prehistoric man. She lived in the Levant until about 130,000 years ago, according to Tel Aviv University.
The remains of the primitive man, whom the team called Nesher Ramlet Homo, were found near the city of Ramla, near Tel Aviv. The type discovered now dates back to the middle Pleistocene. They are similar to the remains of other Neanderthals found in Israel and Eurasia who lived about 400,000 years ago.
“The discovery of a new group of prehistoric humans in this region, which is similar to the ancestors of Neanderthals in Europe, challenges the prevailing view that Neanderthals originated in Europe,” the statement said. Rather, he notes, “at least some of the ancestors of Neanderthals came from the Levant.” The scientists present their work in the journal Science.
The discovery of the bones indicates that two groups of prehistoric humans in the Levant lived side by side for more than 100,000 years. They exchanged knowledge and technology tools. Nesher Ramla Homo lived in the area 400,000 years ago and Homo sapiens came later, about 200,000 years ago. Subsequent discoveries indicate that both groups are also mixed.
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