Major news story coming out of the Black Forest
- I don't know how many of you follow archaeological news but I try to keep up on it. I'm sure you all remember the discovery of Homo Florienensis, the "hobbit" people of Indonesia. How ironic that turned out to be (not to mention contentious). So now that scientists more-or-less agree that hobbits did exist, they have moved on to a couple of new discoveries to argue about.
The first, you may also be aware, was announced last week. A third human species contemporary with Neanderthals and Modern Humans was discovered in Siberia (of all places).
New Human Species Discovered: Mitochondrial Genome of Previously Unknown Hominins from Siberia Decoded
And now earlier this week scientists in Switzerland suggest they may have found a FOURTH human species in the Black Forest region. There have been quite a few stories about the discovery. Here is a quick rundown of links in case you're interested in reading about it.
NOTE: Some of these articles have some pretty amazing pictures, if you ask me.
Archaeologists Announce Stunning Rhine Valley Discovery
Controversial Archaeologist Stuns Science World with 'princess'
Rhine Archaeologists Unveil First Photo of 'Princess of the Golden Wood'
Rhine Archaeologist Tries to Salvage Reputation with New Discovery
New Discovery Reveals Ancient Tree City, Archaeologists Claim
Astonishing Find in Rhine Valley Surprises Archaeologists
French Anthropologist Stakes Her Reputation on Controversial Research
Rhine River Dig Unveils Ancient Princess of Golden Woods
Prehistoric Rhine Woodland Princess Surprises Archaeologists
Rhine Archaeologists Suggest Fourth Human Species May Have Lived in Ancient Europe
Rhine Valley Archaeologists Publish Stunning Discovery
Legacy of Dr. Reinhard Van Gelder Lives on
So I was inspired to write about it on Xenite.Org as well:
Scientists discover Rhine valley woodland city
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