The Rising Star Expedition in Southern Africa has retrieved and cataloged over 1000 hominid fossils, and large numbers of fossils remain at the underground site to be retrieved in future expeditions.This expedition is forcing paleontologists to rethink the evolutionary model which has dominated. First, we have evidence of ritual burial. Second, we have a wide range of physical features. The features that have been identified are found in modern humans. One feature that has been shown in a sketch from the Rising Star Expedition is a protruding chin (projecting jaw). This feature is found in R1b lineages from Africa to Serbia and even to Ireland, and most commonly among the metal working castes (who intermarried) and who dispersed widely in service of ancient rulers.
|Rising Star Expedition sketch of hominid with protruding chin|
Note the lack of the characteristic diastema or tooth gap found in apes. It should be noted also that the "pillars" from nose to canines are a common feature among the Ainu who are noted for their extremely prominent nose that begins high, between the eyes.
The projecting jaw is found in modern humans. Compare the image below with the sketch above.
|7-8th BC blacksmith with protruding chin|
Related reading: Genesis on Human Origins; Solving the Ainu Mystery; Red and Black Smiths; The Kushite-Kushan Connection; Kushites in Mindanao; The Tool Makers of Kathu