Heilongjiang Province, northeast China, 1933. A construction worker has found a skull linked to work building a bridge over the “Black Dragon River”.
The area at that time was occupied by Japan and fronted by the construction worker so that the value of the Chinese skull would be neglected by the occupiers.
He smuggled the skull home to himself and hid it at the bottom of a well. For 80 years, the skull was hidden from the outside world. However, he told his relatives about the discovery and in this way it ended up in the hands of a research team in China.
“Dragon Man” – a new human type
Now they’ve made a fascinating discovery about the “Dragon Man” skull. It appears to belong to a so far unknown human species. Species closely related to us “Homo sapiens” are from other known species such as Neanderthals.
It has a mix of primitive and modern features that distinguish it from other known human species, says Qiang Yi, who was part of the research team. BBC.
Professor: “The most important discovery”
Drakmann species must have been in the area 150,000 years ago – before they became extinct.
Looking at fossils from the past million years, this is by far the most significant discovery, Chris Stinger, professor of evolutionary theory at the London Museum of Natural History, tells the BBC.
– This is a completely separate branch of humanity that never evolved into Homo sapiens.
He was also part of the research team that examined the skull, and he can unfortunately say that they know very little about how the Dragon Man lived, because the skull was taken from his natural habitat.