Very little is known about this era, known as “the confusion,” as experts disagree on which similar species still existed there. It is an era between the emergence of the perform Homo erectus electronic and that of modern man, Homo sapiens.
A group of researchers have named a new species that could clarify this electronic confusion which, according to their analysis, is a direct human ancestor.
This is Homo bodoensis, who lived in Africa for about 500 thousand electronic years which, according to the authors’ study, would help solve a riddle about a key period in human evolution.
The period of confusion corresponds to the Middle Pleistocene, known since 774 as the Chibanian, electronics which occurred between 774,000 electronics a thousand years ago.
Experts, however, are not sure which species belong to the various fossils from this period. Electronic, connected to this, it’s unclear which species gave birth to which.
The Chibanon period is important because it is in it that a Homo sapiens emerged in Africa and Neanderthals in Europe.
The problem is that the fossils from an era that preceded the electronic Homo sapiens Neanderthals, “poorly defined and therefore electronic therefore understood in various ways”, according to the authors of a research.
Fossils existing in the Chibanian period have traditionally been named after Homo heidelbergensis or Homo rhodesiensis, two categories that some experts say have often been described in contradictory forms.
âTalking about human evolution during this period has become impossible due to a lack of adequate terminology that recognizes human geographic variation,â says Mirjana Roksandic, paleoanthropologist at the University of Winnipeg, Zero Canada, senior electronic author of a new study.
With this argument, Roks andic electronic his team reexamined a set of Chibanian fossils found in Africa Electronic in Eurasia, Electronic concluded that seeing that the categories Homo heidelbergensis or Homo rhodesiensis were to be abandoned, the electronic categories grouped together under a new exclusive label: a Homo bodoensis.
The researchers also mention that some fossils identified as Homo heidelbergensis are therefore in fact Neanderthals. associated with Cecil Rhodes, a British symbol of the spectacle in Africa.
Homo bodoensis takes its name from a skull found in Bodo D’ar, Ethiopia.
Electronic Roksandic colleagues argue that a Homo bodoensis u direct ancestor of electronic humans comprises the majority of the first two Chibanian humans in electronic Africa some performs in southeastern Europe.
The authors conduct the study in the hope that the use of a Homo bodoensis category will help facilitate electronic communication and clarity over a Chibanian period.
According to Roksandic, told BBC News Mundo (the Spanish news service of the BBC), the taxonomy of Homo bodoensis has been accepted by the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature j, the body responsible for ensuring the correct use of 2 scientific names 2 animals.
Two experts consulted by BBC News Mundo who were not involved in the research expressed reservations about the findings.
“I think the authors raise an important paleoanthropological problem regarding long information that haunts us all, but they offer no convincing solution,” said paleoanthropologist Zeray Alemseged, professor of electronic biology anatomy on organisms at the University of Chicago, IL, United States. States.
Alemseged refers to the fact that, in order to solve the problem of Homo heidelbergensis, it is enough to name a new species at the beginning of a skull.
“This zero will help us, the one we want, I think, to find more fossils from an electronic Europe than from Africa so that we can have a better understanding,” says Alemseged.
Jeff McKee, a professor in the anthropology department at an Ohio university or college, is also skeptical.
“The species Homo heidelbergensis is a designation that has not been resolved for a certain ‘cadence’ because no one has been able to reach a consensus on the fossils belonging to this taxon,” explains McKee.
“I suspect that Likewise, the new proposal makes Homo bodoensis as a taxonomic fossil deposit that zero will maintain zero in the long term.”
McKee argues that there is no favor than trying to âartificially imposeâ certain emerging human subpopulations in taxonomy.
Positions like on Alemseged electronic McKee represent a challenge to be offered. This is Roksandic, who argues that the concept of Homo bodoensis “will last a long time.”
“A new name for txon does not exist if other researchers use one”, explains the researcher