(13-12-2012 10:20 PM)Janus Wrote: Imo Ardi was the first ancestor that left Africa and migrated to central Asia 4 MYA. Then around 2,1 MYA their evolved descendants, an erect ardipithecine, went into a diaspora from central Asia with the emphasis on a western and south-western migration. This last branch crossed back into Africa and of course hybridized with what it found. Mainly A. Sediba. But not exclusively. Thus arose Homo erectus, parts of which went out of Africa again around 1,9 MYA (Dmanisi Man) and went on to explore all the continents (except Antarctica) within 1 million years*. The remaining HE in Africa eventually evolved into Homo sapiens sapiens which left Africa in 2 waves: 104 KYA and 72 KYA. Both of which re-hybridized with HE (Papua, Oz Aboriginals, Melanesians. and the Irish of course ) when they met 'm.
*H. Erectus was in Georgia (Caucasus) 1,87 MYA, in Malaysia 1,82 MYA, in Java 1,57 MYA, in Bejing 800 KYA, in Valsequillo 500 KYA.
H. Erectus was the granddaddy of us all and the original hominid conqueror of the planet. Not H. Sapiens Sapiens.
Dmanisi Man 1,87 MYA
Have any Ardipithecus skeletons been found outside Africa?
Yeah.... science is based on opinion....