Category Archives: Africa

Original Man

The Bushman of the Kalahari desert in South Namibia, (aka: The San People), have by genetic analysis been determined to be the closest to the original Homo-sapien sapien in genetic makeup, and thus, the worlds Oldest Humans (link at bottom).  All will state Africa as being the origins of humanity, yet there is a difference of opinion to rather is was Central/ East Africa (Nile Valley) or Southern Africa.  In reference to the people of the Kalahari desert, they were a people who spoke one of the Khoisan languages. These languages are characterized by the presence of “click” sounds.  On June 11, 2003 an article was published on BBC News of a discovery by the US/Ethiopian research team.  The crania of two adults and a child, all dated to be around 160,000 years old, were pulled out of sediments near a village called Herto in the Afar region in the east of the country.  The skulls are not an exact match to those of people living today; they are slightly larger, longer and have more pronounced brow ridges.  Thus, prompting the US/Ethiopian research team to assign the skulls to a new subspecies of humans called Homo sapiens idaltu (idaltu means “elder” in the local Afar language).  Western propaganda claim that the neanderthal, or Homo neanderthalensis is the origin for all man, yet this proves that Homo sapiens did not descend from these short, stocky creatures but lived long before most examples of another early hominid.  The Herto fossils represent a transition between more primitive hominids from Africa and modern humans, proving as well as providing strong support for the fact that modern humans evolved in Africa and subsequently spread into Eurasia. 1