viernes, 24 de julio de 2015

Tanzania to host scientific conference: Discovery of early man

TANZANIA (eTN) - International scientists and researchers of the origin of man are set to meet in Tanzania’s capital city of Dar es Salaam early August to discuss and review scientific findings of the history of the first human being.

Hosted by the East African Association for Paleoanthropology and Paleontology (EAAPP), the four-day scientific conference is expected to attract scientists and historians to sit together and review their work on the discovery of early man in East Africa.

Sources from EAAPP offices in Tanzania and Kenya said the researchers will hold their fifth biannual conference in Dar es Salaam from 3rd to 6th August.

EAAPP is currently commemorating the height of the 50th anniversary of the milestone discovery of the remains of early man on earth and which the specimens are preserved at the National Museum of Tanzania and the Olduvai Museum in Ngorongoro Conservation Area in northern Tanzania.

Named “Zinjanthropus” or Homo habilis (OH7), the discovery of this humanoid skull with huge teeth allowed scientists to date the beginnings of mankind between two and 3.5 million years ago, and to verify that human evolution began not in Asia, as previously thought, but in Africa. [...]

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