Ten years ago, a discovery in the stone-strewn Whitmore mountain range of Antarctica rocked the scientific world – but most people never heard anything about the tiny human fossils (!!!) that date back 600 million years ago that were unearthed there.
This is a true story dished by the National Reporter on December 5, 2009.
It seems that a group of paleontologists (who study fossils as the record of life on Earth) went to the icy wasteland of the world’s southernmost continent to look for evidence that dinosaurs lived on the Antarctic continent when it was still attached to modern-day Africa and South America.
Instead, one of the scientists cracked open a rock deemed most likely to contain some fossils, based on its type and age, and was astonished to find the perfectly preserved remains of a tiny human skeleton:
“The first skeleton we found was hidden within the layers of a large piece of sedimentary rock that we had broken loose from the mountainside,” said Dr. Marly, who witnessed the incredible find.
The paleontologists split open another rock and found a second miniature, perfectly-formed human-looking skeleton:
“The second skeleton was a very good specimen, Unlike the first one, the second skeleton was in a fully extended position with excellent detail.”
Dr. Marley, from England’s Cambridge University, explained how unlikely finding any human remains so long ago is and why scientists are in such a tizzy about this singular discovery:
“600 million years ago, jellyfish first appeared. There were no human beings in the world and there wouldn’t be any for nearly five hundred and 60 million years. There weren’t even any dinosaurs around at that time.”
These two human fossils predate dinosaurs and coincide with a time when life on Planet Earth was still confined to the oceans! Species were evolving into amphibious and then lung-breathing land animals. Advanced mammals and proto-humans came much, much later – or so we’ve been told.
Mainstream archaeologists and anthropologists have always maintained that dinosaurs existed before any humans appeared on the planet – even though human and dinosaur footprints occur together in the limestone beds of the Paluxy River near Glen Rose, Texas:
“If true, such a finding would dramatically contradict the conventional geologic timetable, which holds that humans did not appear on earth until over 60 million years after the dinosaurs became extinct.”
Dr. Marley shared the psychological and temporal disconnect his team felt when they saw what was inside the Antarctic stones:
“When we split the rock apart we were completely confused. Here was this fossil from an age when the appearance of the first vertebrates were still millions of years off and it was a complete skeleton. And not only that, it appeared to be human.”
This evidence of human existence is older, by far, than that of any other animal (four-legged or two-legged) or organism that lived on land.
Experts confirm that the shape of the bones identifies them as human rather than another form of primate and that the intact condition suggests these were adults rather than children.
But the brightest scientific minds don’t know who these small people were or where they came from:
“It is quite obvious from our study of these skeletons that they are definitely human and not a species of primate. Who they were and how large their population was and if they were technologically advanced is a complete mystery.”
Another mystery surrounding the diminutive humans is that experts believe no food or other basic survival resources were available in the part of the world where the two fossils were found – so what did they eat and how could they live?
“Ruling out a native species unless they were advanced enough not to need to prey on other species for sustenance the only other plausible option is that the humanoids came from elsewhere.”
Yet, archaeologists deny that these fossilized beings are of extraterrestrial origin and came here from other worlds. They have no explanation for the presence in Antarctica of tiny humans so much further back in time than ever imagined.
Continental drift and plate tectonics have caused all the world’s landmasses to shift to their current locations. Antarctica today is south and west of its former position on the globe. Ancient maps also show a time when Antarctica was free of ice and its shorelines drawn in detail.
We also know from the fossil record that Antarctica was covered in forests 260 million years ago.
Fossils of unidentified tiny humans who lived in Antarctica 600 million years ago is proof of one thing: mainstream scientific theories aren’t always right and have a history of changing to suit the facts…eventually.