(The program will be shown on BBC2 at 9.30pm on May 10).
The head is based on remains of one of the earliest known anatomically modern Europeans.
They are undeniably "Modern Humans" and are of close resemblance to the San (khoi-san) of South Africa - end of story!So to use them, would preclude any possibility of falsehood or misinformation - therefore they are simply ignored.Quote: This clay sculpture portrays the face of the earliest known modern European - a man or woman who hunted deer and gathered fruit and herbs in ancient forests more than 35,000 years ago.It was created by Richard Neave; one of Britain's leading forensic scientists, using fossilized fragments of skull and jawbone found in a cave seven years ago.But of course, that may change as Russia moves closer to Europe culturally and politically. Once in Europe, Grimaldi Man continued his migrations, and came to eventually inhabit all of Europe and Northern Asia.
The Easternmost limit of his range, appears to have been the settlement known as Mal'ta in Siberia Russia, just north of Mongolia.
The lower jawbone was discovered by potholers in Pestera cu Oase, the "cave with bones", located in the southwestern Carpathian Mountains of Romania in 2002.
The rest of the fragments were found the following year.
Of course, some might say that the Russians have been making Busts of the original Black Europeans for years - and the Russians are White. The Great Glacial Ice Sheets that covered most of Europe started to melt and a group, or groups, of these Khoisan type peoples walked across the Gibraltar straits and entered Europe.
Which is true, but the Russians do not have the same "investment" in racism and "racial superiority" that Europeans and their descendants in the Americas have. This marks the first time in Human History that modern Humans have crossed over into the formally frozen wilderness of Europe.
A subsequent DNA study by David Reich & Svante Pääbo titled: "An early modern human from Romania with a recent Neanderthal ancestor:" Terms the specimen "Oase-1" and re-dates it to 37,00042,000-years-old.