Deering Yuryakh

In 1982, the scientific world was shocked. Deering Yuryakh research has shown that people may have lived here 2,5-1,7 million years ago!

Deering Yuryakh research has shown that people may have lived here 2,5-1,7 million years ago

The archaeological study of the Lena river basin began in 1964. There a large number of Upper Paleolithic sites were found. Most striking was the discovery of paleolithic complex Deering Yuryakh.

This parking lot is located on the right bank of the Lena River, near the mouth of the creek Deering Yuryakh. On the area of 108 square meters found 24 clusters of various stone tools, chippers from quartzite pebbles of different sizes, large pieces of chipped stone fragments. Most of these tools made from yellow quartzite.

It was found that the age Deering Yuryakh is... 2,5-1,7 million years. Deering Yuryakh was not much older than the famous finds of ancient hominids in East Africa!

The form and method of manufacturing stone tools Deering Yuryakh comparable only tools found in East Africa, the age of which is determined in the range 2,5-1,7 million years.

It was assumed that in Deering Yuryakh man first appeared only in the late Paleolithic period, about 40-35 thousand years ago. The cradle of humanity is recognized only to the equatorial belt - the tropics!

If this is true, then Deering Yuryakh will be a serious argument in favor of a polycentric theory of the origin of mankind, which is based on the postulate of the independent origin of hominid forms in different regions with different natural conditions. In the meantime, the debate between the supporters of monocentric and polycentric hypothesis of human origins continues, and the balance oscillates in one direction and then in another direction. There is no doubt the fact that already in the very early period, there were several centers of ancient human habitation. Genetic studies indicate common ancestry for all people living on earth today, and the root of the family tree, according to the analysis of DNA, is on African soil... Therefore, the question of the ancestral home of mankind is far from its final decision.

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