Although it has been suggested that my concern about Confederate flags being raised at rallies and disrespectful references made about the first African American President of the United States may have prompted “undigested” efforts at “feel good” history of people of African descent, I would respond that more reasonable and logical reasons exist for the presenting of archaeological and genetic evidence supporting the African origin of modern humans (anatomically modern humans) and the origin of the races of humankind through Darwinian evolutionary theory of natural selection and mutation during the Wurm I glacial ice period 50,000 toi 20,00 years ago. Hoping that this preface will be in accordance with the rules for posting on Ancient History Discussion Group, I would like to present for the response – comment, criticism, or support – of the Ancient History Group discussion members, the following article which discusses the research findings of Chinese scientists with regard to the African homo sapiens sapiens source or origin of the Chinese as opposed to a separate homo erectus origin as advocated by Carleton Coon in the 1960 and Milford Wolpoff in the 1980s and on up to the present arguing for the separate evolution of Europeans, Africans, and Asians from a Homo erectus subspecies: Europeans from a European Homo erectus, Africans from an African Homo erectus, and Asians from a separate Homo erectus. The article contained the following statements:
“Li (one of the Chinese scientists) was asked how he as a Chinese felt about what he found. He said “after I saw the evidence generated in my laboratory. I think we should all be happy with that. Because after all, modern humans from different parts of the world are not so different from each other and we are very close relatives.” (Amen Brother!) Li’s team was composed of an international group of scientist from China, Russia, India, Brazil and other nations. This was a 5 year project to study the geographic and genealogical routes tracing the spread and settlements of ancient and modern humans.
Now DNA tests prove, what the Afrocentric historians have been asserting for years is true, that all modern human originated on some part of the African continent. Believe It Or Not, (or for some of you, read em and weep)
I’ll leave you with the wise words of Richard Leaky,
“If you get to the stage where you can persuade people on the evidence, that it’s solid, that we are all African, that color is superficial, that stages of development of culture are all interactive, then I think we have a chance of a world that will respond better to global challenges.” Richard Leaky, Paleoanthropologist
Wtih regard to the DNA evidence the following was indicated:
The DNA Evidence
Li said he was trying to prove that the Chinese evolved from homo erectus independently of all other humans. He collected DNA samples from 165 different ethnic groups and over 12000 samples in China and Asia to test his theory. Li said he was taught through China’s education system that there was something special about Chinese, and because he was Chinese, he was hoping to prove that the Chinese developed independently of all other humans.
But surprise, surprise, surprise, surprise that proved not to be true!
Li’s team focused on a single genetic marker that appeared about 80,000 years ago in Africa. Anyone carrying that marker would have recent African ancestors and could not be descended from the more ancient Homo Erectus. Li and his team found that early humans belonged to different species but modern humans descended from the East Africans species.
Li Hui, a scientist on Li’s team, said, that 100,000 years ago groups of humans started leaving Africa moving through South and Southeast Asia into China, and that 65 branches of the Chinese groups studied carry similar DNA mutations as the people of Southeast Asia.
Jin Li, another scientist on Li’s team, said “we did not see even one single individual that could be considered as a descendant of the homo erectus in China, rather, everybody was a descendant of our ancestors from Africa.”
Your comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
The link to the article is as follows: