The Roots Of The Tree

903 WordsFeb 4, 20164 Pages
Marcus Garvey once said, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” A tree is nothing without its roots, so a person without the knowledge of their roots is nothing. Lets picture a tree representing the human race today. The roots of the tree represent Africa because that is the place of origin, and everything else is the people today. This conclusion has been made and supported by evidence gathered using the four kinds of data. The types include: fossils, genetics/human genomes, language, and creative thought. To begin, fossils discoveries have continually increased as time goes along. The advancements of technology, tools, and the increase of scholars studying/searching for fossils is the cause of this. Fossils are the beginning of the puzzle scholars are piecing together about the origin of human beings. Focusing on fossils dating back to more than 2 million years ago like Australopithecus Sediba, Australopithecus, and Homo habilis can begin to paint a picture for scholars about the origin of human beings. According to National Geographic, “The Homo naledi discovery adds another exciting chapter to the human evolution story by introducing an ancestor that was primitive but shared physical characteristics with modern humans.” This finding aids in supporting Africa as the origin of all human beings because it shows proof of human evolution occurring in Africa. However, the process of proving Africa as the origin

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