Deluge of Atlantis

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Not-So-Modern Early Indonesian

I found this interesting item in reference to the collection at a museum in the Philippines:

http://philnatmuseum.itgo.com/archaeo.htm


 The Tabon Caves-Quezon, Palawan Seventeen (17) cave sites were excavated in this southwestern sector of the Philippines which yielded stratigraphic sequences of Upper Paleolithic flake implements covering a period of about 50,000 years of the late Pleistocene and early Post-Pleistocene period. The deepest occupational level excavated in Tabon Cave has a radiocarbon-14 determination of 30,500 +/- 1100 years ago (UCLA 958) from charcoal found with flake tools at 121 cm in depth. Sub-fossil and fossil human and animal bones in association with an industry of flake tools made of chert, basalt chopper-chopping tools and hammers were found. Preliminary study of the fossil human bones revealed an estimated date of 22,000 to 24,000 years, representative of modern man Homo sapiens sapiens.

-Well, I'm sorry but that skullcap looks far more like an Oriental-Neanderthal or Solo type of skull to me, especially since it is so low on the crown of the head and the form of the brow ridges. It could be similar to the reported "Solo-like" Aitepe skull of New Guinea or to what has been called a Yowie in more recent years in Australia. Certainly several of the very old skulls from Austalia asre similar to this (NB, this does not mean that it is NOT a member of Homo sapiens. This is also not the same as the well-known Neandertal Cave site in the Mid-East with the same name.The (female) skull from that other site is more complete than this one is)



Yowie Sculpture, Queensland, Australia, Wikipedia




Best Wishes, Dale D.

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