Revealed: the face of the first European – the first Black Europeans – by -Oguejiofor Annu
A consortium of European artists and scientists working for the forthcoming BBC 2 documentary series “The Incredible Human Journey” recently reconstructed the face of the first modern European and it turns out to be the face of an ancient so-called “Black” African immigrant. S/He probably lived 35,000 years ago in the ancient forests of the Carpathian Mountains around the present day Romania.
The bone reconstructions are based on scientifically validated skeletal and cranial measurements.
According to reports circulating in scientific journals, media and the internet:
..The facial features indicate the close affinity of these early Europeans to their immediate African ancestors, although it was still not possible to determine the person’s sex.
The scientists also conceed that:
“the colour was probably darker than modern-day Europeans, reflecting a more recent African origin”
The bones were discovered by Potholers in Pestera cu Oase, the “cave with bones”, located in the south-western Carpathians between 2002 and 2003. Radiocarbon dating confirmed their age at 35,000 years old.
Erik Trinkaus, professor of anthropology at Washington University in Missouri, and a scientist who studied the bones in detail, stated that the jaw was the oldest, directly-dated modern human fossil.
“Taken together, the material is the first that securely documents what modern humans looked like when they spread into Europe,” he said.
Modern humans are different from Neanderthals. Neanderthals presumably lived in Europe for 300,000 years, surviving a number of ice ages. They gradually disappeared around 25,000 years ago.
Original fossil remains were found around the Neander valley, near Dusseldorf, Germany. Later studies showed that the Neanderthals were socially advanced. However they had left little or no signs of art, decoration or jewellery. A flute attributed to the Neanderthals was recently discovered which had archaeologists suggesting a higher level of sophistication than first thought.
Homo sapiens arrived in Europe some 35,000 years ago, from Morocco and from Libya and Ethiopia. Homo sapiens are modern humans and have not evolved into any other specie or type as yet. They competed with the Neanderthals for 10,000 years. DNA studies are still ambivalent on whether the two species interbred.
First remains of Homo sapiens – modern humans – were found in 1868 near a cave in the Dordogne, France, and known as Cro-Magnon man. As the BBC series sponsored reconstruction has clearly demonstrated, the Cro-Magnon man was an African, a black African founder of modern Europe.
The Cromagnons appear cranially and skeletally unrelated to modern Europeans or modern Eurasiatics. Cro-Magnons were closely tied to the Mechtoids of North Africa and later populations in North Africa along Nile who became the Bronze Age Nilotes like the Naqqada Badarian groups related to present day East Africans.
The Cro-Magnon, and the Aurignacians people lie at the root of modern Europe. They left artefacts and culture in Europe in places like Chauvet, Lascaux and Altamira. They brought language, fire, and elemental sciences. In the ages spanning their existence, much of what became European religion and culture was established.
All bones found in European graves carbon-dated between 35,000 and 5,000 years ago have been exclusively the bones of African people…black people…the original owners of Europe…the original Europeans.
May 18, 2009
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