1.4 million year old human bones found in northern Spain could rewrite human history

(ORDO NEWS) — Sensational Find Adds 1 Million Years to European Human History

1.4 million year old facial bones are the oldest human fossils ever discovered on the European continent and scientists involved in this landmark find say they could change perceptions about the history of man.

“We don’t yet know what first human species the found fragments belonged to,” says archaeologist Aurora Martin, general coordinator of the Museum of Human Evolution in Burgos, northern Spain.

The bones, found in late June in the caves of the Sierra de Atapuerca excavation near Burgos, represent “a breakthrough that will help rewrite the history of man,” she added.

“Before 1994, it was known that there were no ancient human species in Europe until 500,000 years ago. Now we are talking about 1.4 million years ago.

In other words, we pushed back the history of the appearance of people in Europe by 1 million years,” she explained.

“A new discovery – the facial parts of a person discovered in the summer of 2022, date back to a period of 1.4 million years ago.

This opens new doors for us and makes us ask many new questions. We will try to find answers to them, but all of them will be after research. We can’t give an answer right now,” she added.

The Atapuerca excavation site was discovered during railway work in the late 19th century, and the first excavations began in 1976.

However, the desire of scientists to “rewrite history” raises great doubts for the simple reason that then the notorious “theory of human evolution” will have to be deleted from scientific statements, and the scientific community is probably not ready for this.

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