New evidence on the origin of mankind discovered


Kaline Martinez

There are still many questions to be answered regarding the origins of mankind, but researchers have a good outline of how it all went down. A new discovery by archaeologists in Germany threatens to shake up every assumption researchers have been relying on for decades. A set of fossilized teeth from a human ancestor was unearthed in what was once the bed of the Rhine river near the German town of Eppelsheim. These teeth have a long, long history and are thought to be around 9.7 million years old, which throws a huge wrench in the accepted timeline of human evolution. It’s too early to consider the possibility that everything we thought we knew about the spread of early humanity around the world was completely wrong.