Anomalous human skeletons. Is there any merit to their validity? Science paints a pretty unambiguous picture when it comes to the age and origins of modern man. Sometimes however, puzzling anomalies are found. We cover three of the more notorious finds of the 19th and 20th centuries here.
1913 Hans Reck skeleton, Tanzania
In 1913, a German professor named Hans Reck, dug his way to an anomalous human skeleton in the Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania that boggled the scientific community. During his stay at Olduvai Gorge, Reck found a modern homo sapiens skeleton that remains a mystery to this day.
This modern skull is from a fully human skeleton found that year. The human skeletal remains, including this complete skull, were cemented in the rock. Subsequently had to be chipped from the rock with hammers and chisels. It was found in the upper end of a rock bed dated at more than 1,000,000 years old.
How did this modern human find his way at least 800.000 years into the past? This is just one example of anomalous human skeletons that are found.
1896 skeleton found at Buenos Aires
In 1896, workers, excavating a dry dock in Buenos Aires, found a modern human skull. The Pre-Ensenadan stratum in which the Buenos Aires skull was found is a least 1.0 – 1.5 million years old. Even at 1 million years the presence of a fully modern human skull anywhere in the world is highly anomalous. Did in fact fully developed Homo Sapiens enter Buenos Aires over one million years ago?
3-4 million year old skull found by Ragazzoni, 1860
Late in the summer of 1860, Professor Giuseppe Ragazzoni, a geologist and teacher at the Technical Institute of Brescia, found an ancient skull. He traveled to the nearby locale of Castenedolo, about 10 kilometers southeast of Brescia, to gather fossil shells in the Pliocene strata exposed in a pit at the base of a low hill, the Colle de Vento. Here he discovered this remarkable and anatomically modern human skull. Additionally, the stratum from which it was taken is assigned to the Astian stage of the Pliocene. This, according to modern authorities. The Astian belongs to the Middle Pliocene. Therefore would give the skull an age of 3 to 4 million years. Why and how did this modern human visit Italy nearly two million years before human beings walked the planet?