It is not every day we come across a discovery that has the potential to shake up the fundamentals of science as we know it. Recently, a 3.4 million year old human fossil was unearthed in a village in the Panchkula district. Before this, African nation of Ethopia was the first place where the first Biological ‘humanoid’ evolved from apes. Hence, Africa was called the cradle of civilization.
However the Indian fossils are 1.5 million years older than the African ones, India is possibly the new cradle of civilization. We consider the organism Homo Erectus to be the bridge between the ape man and the modern man. This is based on behavioural studies, bone structure and the fact that it walks on two legs completely. This leaves the hands free to use tools.
The discovery was made by Dr. Mahendra pal singh in the hills of village Khetpuralin, 17 kilometers from Chandigarh. The dig has revealed lower jaw (roughly 4 times the modern man’s jaw), femur (thigh bones), teeth and even stone tools amongst others. After identification by top Indian, British and American researchers, it has been concluded that the fossils in fact belong to extinct humanoid Homo ercetus. In 2003, this discovery was listed in the world human evolution congress under Dr . Singh’s name who has a number of other merits to his name. Dr. Singh stated that he had been invited to work in French regions but he chose to work in the Shivalik hills. This discovery ought to bring a lot of prestige to India and gather the interests of many anthropologists around the world. The team from France (in collaboration with the Indian team) was suggested to look in the hills by the international congress but for around 10 years nothing of major significance was found. In this time frame however, they found skeletons of lower mammals but with scars and injuries that point towards human activity.
Dr. Singh’s discovery has brought a lot of revelations and will further be verified by proper techniques. Over all, this discovery is expected to attract a lot of attention and may just prove out to be one of the biggest reconsiderations in terms of human evolution. It may help us study the migration and habitats of primitive humanoids, perhaps bringing to light more sub-species from Homo erectus to Homo Sapiens (the modern human being).
Did Human race start in India? Prolly, yes.
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