Scientific Methods

Monday, March 13, 2006


Shortly after Homo ergaster appeared 1.9 million years ago, humans began to leave Africa for the first time and migrate to other continents. Early humans reached Dmanisi in ex-Soviet Georgia (Homo georgicus) around 1.8 million years ago. Here, they encountered cool, seasonal grasslands where African animals such as ostriches and giraffes mingled with Eurasian species such as wolves and the sabre-toothed cat Megantereon.
Dr Richard Knight
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  • Hi

    Africa is mis-spelt add an A

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Monday, March 13, 2006 4:37:00 PM  

  • booked

    Karen Marais

    By Anonymous Karen Marais, at Tuesday, March 14, 2006 9:32:00 AM  

  • Sorry guys for the inconvenience, I am not taking this topic! Consider it "unbooked".

    By Anonymous Karen Marais, at Tuesday, March 14, 2006 11:34:00 PM  

  • hi guys

    Researcher state that first human being orignated in africa,and she (African Eve)was a lady. does this rectify the stetament in the bible (genesis) which consider Adam as the first human being in the world?

    Elelwani Muanalo

    By Blogger Elelwani, at Thursday, March 16, 2006 10:06:00 AM  

  • I think Adam or Eve would have been Homo erectus but since some argue that African Homo erectus is actually Homo ergaster then that would be the species>

    But what about the hybrids Homo erectus X Homo habilis sometimes referred to as Homo georgicus and reached Dmanisi in ex-Soviet Georgia. It gets confussing but when more fossil appear I am sure this will change and possibly Homo habilis wil be Adam or Eve.

    The question of Adam and Eve ane evolution - have a look at he online debate at

    By Anonymous Rich, at Saturday, March 18, 2006 4:17:00 PM  

  • according to the bible the first people to arrive on earth was Adam and Eve and they were created by GOD, so how did the scientists come to the conclusion that a man was first an ape? on which ground did they manage to come to such conclusion? why all the fossils found in America only less than 20 000 years?

    By Blogger lethabo, at Monday, March 20, 2006 8:47:00 AM  

  • Hi rich

    i agree with you when you are saying that Adam or Eve could be one of the Homo species, because after they were chased away from the garden of Eden they had kids and their kids get married to their cousins(Bible). so i strongly believe that they were not the first Homo species, they are also having ancestors like us.

    By Blogger Maleka Evelyn, at Thursday, March 23, 2006 3:06:00 PM  

  • i do not agree with the scientist who said, the first man was ape.the bibble said ,god create adam as the first person on earth.

    By Anonymous tnesthiheni, at Friday, March 24, 2006 11:40:00 AM  

  • i believe that God is the creator of man.the scientist are trying to convince us with their evidence but my question is when will they find the missing link and what if they don't find it ,what will be their conclusion?

    By Blogger dianah nangammbi, at Friday, March 24, 2006 12:22:00 PM  

  • hi!! i am confused, i believed that Adam was the first man to be created by God, but the scientist believe that human evolve from the Ape's.are they trying to say there is no God?

    By Blogger lmukwevho, at Thursday, March 30, 2006 2:37:00 PM  

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    By Blogger Maleka Evelyn, at Tuesday, April 04, 2006 4:07:00 PM  

  • Hi lmukwevho

    i think you must stop confusing yourself by comparing the creation and evolution, I believe that they are two different things.

    By Blogger Maleka Evelyn, at Tuesday, April 04, 2006 4:08:00 PM  

  • Hi tnesthiheni

    is a prety that you do not agree with them, so as other people might not agree with your ideas. i believe that they made their conclusion based on their findings, if you can further read your Bible you will find out that Adam and Eve had children and their children married their counsins. So what do you think those counsins came from?

    By Blogger Maleka Evelyn, at Tuesday, April 04, 2006 4:16:00 PM  

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