Petralona Cave - Greece

The human skull that challenges the Out of Africa theory

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Aris PoulianosDr Poulianos’ findings contradicted conventional views regarding human evolution and his research was suppressed.  Dr Poulianos and his wife were physically attacked and injured in their home in 2012 and the culprits were never been found. He and his team have been denied further access to the cave to complete their research and study, and the whereabouts of the skull is now unknown.  

Today a sign sits outside the cave of Petralona stating that the skull found in the cave was 300,000 years old, and on Wikipedia today you will see references dismissing the evidence and trying to date the Petralona skull within acceptable parameters – between 160,000 and 240,000 years old.  

Recently, Professor C.G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor of the University of Cambridge sent a letter to the Ministry of Culture in Greece saying that the correct date of the skull is 700,000 years old and not 300,000. He has also challenged the government’s suppression of information regarding this incredible discovery. 


The Greek Ministry of Education, Religions, Culture and Sports,

Bouboulinas 20-22,

Athens 106 82,

Greece

5 September 2012

Dear Sir,

I am writing on behalf of the European Anthropological Association, which is the umbrella professional and academic association linking all of the national European biological anthropology and human biology societies, to express our concerns about the conservation of the Petralona Cave and Skull, the misinformation of the dating of the skull, as well as the treatment of personnel associated with the conservation of the Cave.

The bases of our concerns are that the skull has been damaged through many scratches and the crown of a tooth (1st molar) cut off. As requested by Anthropological Association of Greece what is required is a detailed description of the present status of the skull, so that no one in future can arbitrarily damage it further. There is also the problem of dating which has been scientifically dated at about 700,000 years ago not 300,000 as is given at the information desk. There is a very detailed record of the excavations and findings which need to receive further public presentation but which have never been catalogued so as to prevent specimens going missing.

It is very unfortunate that the Greek Archaeological Department stopped Dr Aris Poulianos from further work in the Cave without any explanation. It is also very worrying that Dr Poulianos and his wife were physically attacked and injured in their home earlier this year and the culprits have not been found. He was also verbally abused when attempting to give an invited presentation to teachers and school children.

Senior anthropologists and geologists have also been denied access to the Cave and the specimens for further study on a number of occasions without substantive reasons. Earlier this year there has also been misinformation given to the Greek Parliament concerning financial aspects of the Cave.

I look forward to receiving answers to these questions.

Yours faithfully

Professor C G N Mascie-Taylor MA, PhD, ScD (all Cambridge), FSB, FNAS (Hungary)

Professor of Human Population Biology and Health and President of the European Anthropological Association

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The most important conclusion of Dr Poulianos' research regards the co-existence of all main anthropological types (African – Kobi, Asian – Beijing and European – Petralona) at the same almost period (700,000, 500,000 and 750,000 respectively). That means: the appearance of the today human main populations (races or even better phyllae - from the Greek language and that’s why polyphyletic etc) is tending to almost 1,000,000 m.y.a. and not to only 10,000 or 30,000 years as currently considered world wide.

However, independently if there is a scientific dispute on the above, it is only sad to become aware that research is not allowed to those who are not coordinated to the “standard” knowledge, risking even their lives in front of gun shooters. 

Is this a cover up of an incredible discovery that the powers-that-be do not want us to have access to?  You be the judge.

By John Black

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I must admit that I did not read all the above comments, but I would like to add, that it is my perception, that there are certain "centers of influence" in archeology, history and teaching that wants to impose their theories on history, regarding the origin of humans, to preserve the indoeuropean theroy (meaning with that we are all equal - no nation is different or better - we are all related), why not accept a theory that says that life began in different places on earth, and evolved parallel, and that it was not the sumerians that discovered, the wheel, agriculture, writing etc etc.
It all comes down to one thing, namely those who control what theory is the one that must be aknowledged, is the one that supports, those who want to prove, who was here first. What I am trtying to say, and forgive my bad english - is that if skeletona were found in Greece for example, that could prove that the Greeks were αν indigenous population, there right to anhabit certain geograpic places could not be questioned, and vice versa, if you find arceological findings in another country that could be related to your people, you could make claims.
The indoeuropean theory is onl;ly based on Linguistic theoris, beginning from an english lawyer in India.....

As I read these comments, I find that people in general are stupid no matter their IQ. There is fact in all comments and thoughts, no one person is absolute in their opinion, whether scientist or a genius civilian. The problem with humans all, is hubris, greed, notoriety, position of influence, or the search for position of influence. Basically, power corrupts fully, whether it be in the Catholic Church, or in the 7/11 store in your neighborhood. The quest to be the best and make the most money, corrupts humanity fully. Until humans learn to live in peace, less a pyramid of power, then the truth on all levels of humanity will never never known. Opinions do not necessarily a hater make. The act of hate makes the hater.

After the flood, Noah's 3 sons split up and went in different directions; Ham who was black to the South, Sham who was white to the West and Yafes who was Asian to the East. Just sayin'.

And the 15% of humanoids currently on the planet with Rh negative blood? Where did they begin? This planet has been an enormous laboratory for the beginnings and eventual ends of several experimental gene pools deposited all over the world, and many have either failed completely, or been interbred with other humanoid species to produce the humanity we see with every imaginable shape, size, color and attributes or flaws we encounter every single day. It's not the color of skin, but the shared humanity and the collective aim for the very stars we came from with no exceptions.
Africa was a cradle for some, Russia for others, India another, possibly both poles and so on. Let's not lose sight of the possibilities and the fact we're closer than ever to knowing and finally accepting we are gods and goddesses, each and every one of us because that's exactly what created us 'in the beginning'.

Any "theory" that contradicts the generally accepted "out-of-Africa" doctrine is going to be scoffed at, and the conventional historians and anthropologists will do their best to either "debunk," or suppress such a theory. Any theory that doesn't agree with the "we are all the same" doctrine is going to meet extreme resistance. The "PC world" we live in will not tolerate alternatives. Unfortunately for the PC crowd, there is now accumulating so much evidence that we are NOT "all the same," that it is becoming very difficult to maintain the "out-of-Africa" farce. The Rh Negative controversy is but one example of evidence that the PC crowd is at a total loss to explain away or "debunk." History is much more complex than the conventionalists would have us believe!

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