So, here we are, starting the journey together. I sit quietly, contemplating how I would begin this endeavor of mysteries and found it to be a little tricky. In a world filled with facts, opinions or a mix of both, I wasn’t entirely sure which direction to take us. But if we remember my first post we must shatter those unstable walls and take another look at our foundation. This is very basic. Intended to be added to and thought with. So, where did we come from? I don’t want to start with our cosmic origins or that of the universe but just the origins of us on our own planet.

This one theory is from mainstream scientists that insinuates our geological and the migration of modern humans derived from either North or East Africa 200,000 years ago. It says one branch of archaic Homosapiens left Africa between 125,000-60,000 years ago with 60,000 years being the time of successful migration (migrants with living descendants). This is part of the the widely believed single-origin theory known as monogenism. The creation of the theory came from Charles Darwin in his book Descent of Man. He first suggested this after studying the behavior of African apes. He speculated humans had descended from apes, though, had small brains walked upright, freeing their hands for uses which favored intelligence. He stated, “In each region of the world the living mammals are closely related to the extinct species of the same region. It is probable that Africa was formerly inhabited by extinct apes close allied to the gorilla and chimpanzee which are man’s nearest allies. He was supported more almost 50 years later when anthropologists began finding fossils of ancient small brained humanoids in several areas in Africa.
In the 1980s, Alan Wilson with others worked on the Mitochondrial Eve hypothesis. His efforts were to identify genetic markers for tracking human evolution history. The mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) are genes that sit in the cell but not in the nucleus and are passed from mother to child. He concluded that modern humans diverged from a single population. Comparing different racial backgrounds he saw all modern humans evolved from one woman in Africa about 150,000 years ago.

This is a different origin but which still supports monogenism and the evolution theory. In recent discoveries in the past few years we are taken to Israel. At the Qesem cave near Rosh Ha’Ayin, teeth were found dating back 400,00 years in the Middle Pleistocene Age. The teeth are similar in shape and size to human but weren’t the only things uncovered. Evidence of a sophisticated human society was found, along with sharpened stones and impressive prehistoric tools.

The Americas. The land dubbed to be fashionably late or so we think. Early human remains were discovered in southernmost South America by Florentino and Carlos Ameghino. They claimed they found what is identified as Homunculus, Tetraprothomo, Tripothomo, and Diprothomo. Their conclusions stated humans originated in present day Argentina during the Tertiary Period (6.5 million to 1.6 million years ago).
In the Loltún Cave on the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico excavators found antediluvian animals along with bones, pottery, marine shell, stone artifacts, bas-relief carvings, petroglyphs, and painted murals. This speculated that prehistoric creatures coexisted with human beings in the Americas. An indisputable fact that supports this brings us to the deserts of Peru, near Ica. Javier Cabrera Parquea studied 11,000 engraved andesite stones called gliptoliths. The images depicted medical transplants, blood transfusions, medical equipment, men with dinosaurs, arrangements of lost continents, space travel, and races of man.

As we can see there are many theories, lost information, things regarded as hoaxes, or discoveries not further delved in because they could mean that prior theories would no longer fit. There is still more out there to figure out where our origins on earth began. I’m interested in others views and opinions or other knowledge I’m not aware of. I’m open to look at all possibilities with a clear mind as we should all be. Of course, I have my own beliefs but I would rather be wrong in my beliefs if that meant I could find the truth. There is an answer out there, only one answer. Can we find it?

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