We are all hoping some sort of life exists on other planets, but a recent discovery made scientists wonder: did another species of human exist?
Yes, humans boast to be the most evolved species in the world, but we’re also some of the newer species on this planet. However, rumor has it that humans have been on this planet before. They lived on the planet a very long time ago and were believed to be extinct long before the newer humans appeared.
A very young Homo non-sapiens
However, a recent discovery showed that the human species in discussion might have survived a lot longer than scientists thought. It is believed that the species originated in China and the last survivors lived until approximately 14,000 years ago in the last Ice Age or even more.
The human fossils that were found showed this human species have been overlapping with Homo sapiens. The researchers named them after the site in which they were found – the “Red Deer Cave”. But they weren’t the only ones existing at the same time with Homo sapiens. There is also another species from Indonesia called Homo floresiensis. This has made scientists believe that even today, there may exist a human species outside of our own.
Are these humans still walking the earth?
The bone they found is not very old which suggests that the primitive humans have survived until very late, while we were already existing and evolving. Although this could mean some humans unlike us are walking the Earth it is quite strange that nobody has seen them so far, given the rate at which scientists discover new species of animals.
If they do exist, they probably live in a very remote place such as Siberia. Now, if we think of the Yeti creature and the legends around it, things could finally start to make sense, although the level of strangeness is still really high.
The cave in which the human bone was found also bore evidence of being inhabited as there were signs of big built fires and many deer bones which probably represented the food.
In conclusion, until wondering whether we are alone in the Universe or not, we should be thinking about whether we are alone on our own planet. It would be most interesting to find another type of human and see how they developed and how come we never knew about them before.
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