Where in Africa could PALEOHUMANS have come from?


There are major mysteries about human evolution that can now be solved.

A wave of humans came out of Africa to Eurasia between 70,000 - 50,000 years ago.

It is a mystery where they came from, and why the bizarre human ape evolved as it did:

whe and why did human babies evolve furless bodies, subcutaneous fat-cells (for blubber),

large heads on weak necks, and their innate facility for advanced language?



I think humans evolved on Bioko Island in a Galapagos-like scenario:


Chimpanzees live in western Africa, in rainforest where there are no fossils, because bones decay fast in wet soil. About 7 million years ago, a few chimpanzees may have rafted 40 km to proto-Bioko—a newly formed volcanic island. There were no trees and no large predators. The only foods were seaweeds, crabs, shellfish, sea-turtle eggs and sea-turtle meat. Many huge sea turtles visit the beaches each night to lay eggs. The chimpanzees had reliable marine food and warm rain nearly every day.


Marine chimps probably became humans within a million years: they waded on two legs, evolved a bald blubbery body, a big brain (from marine DHA fat), a hooded nose and descended larynx (for diving), long head-hair for babies to grab, no estrus-signals, 46 chromosomes, and other human traits. Marine selection pressures can explain all differences between humans and chimpanzees.


For the next 6 million years, I imagine a population of 1000 paleohumans along the 200 km coast (34 km of beaches). The island's rugged interior was unappealing. In their easy life—playing in the water, singing and talking—they used language with advanced syntax. They had no weapons, fire, or clothes on the safe, warm, and cloudy island. Any traces they left are now below sea level.


Some paleohumans (Homo erectus, Denisovans, Neanderthals) got away. They began inventing things and left some fossils. A land bridge emerged 70,000 years ago and many came to Africa. That can explain 'ghost DNA'.  Y-DNA and Bantu languages seem to have their origins near Bioko.


Here I propose just 3 stages to us: Marine chimpanzees -> Paleohumans -> Hunter-gatherers But my scientific paper on this new paradigm is being avoided. Experts have to uphold their East African paradigm—in it their hominid-expertise is valued.   Four of the key fossils are falsifications.




Krill's Anthropogeny-blog

(Messages at: https://groups.io/g/anthropogeny)


290 Fossil evidence is fully compatible with human evolution on Bioko  (10/2023)

289 French kissing in the water probably triggered reproductive activity below the surface  (10/2023)

288 For Paleohumans, life was a beach  (10/2023)

287 'Archaic introgressions' and 'ghost' DNA can reflect new paleohuman arrivals from Bioko  (3/2023)

284 Spoiler alert: my musings kill good stories and eliminate fun puzzles  (11/2022)

282 For mature viewers only  (7/2022)

281 One ring ruled them all  (7/2022)

279 Five years of fun, caring for the half-drowned Aquatic Ape  (7/2022)

278 The aquatic ape theory (the elephant seal in the room)  (7/2022)

277 Asking the CARTA-questions about primates: "Where did they come from?" "How did they get there?"  (7/2022)

274 Before there were Hunter-gatherers, there were Paleohumans  (7/2022)

272 Fossils accurately record human evolution (this is the central idea of paleoanthropology's paradigm)  (7/2022)

267-271 Hominid = Hybrid ? (An obvious hypothesis that is unmentioned in paleoanthropology)

266 Views on what science is and how it works  (7/2022)

265 New paradigms for the cause of mountains (colliding continents) and the cause of humans (marine chimpanzees)  (6/2022)

263 Fossil-experts uphold the hominid paradigm; it's where their expertise is valued  (12/2022)

262 The lack of interest in western Africa may be an example of The Streetlight Effect  (6/2022)

258-259 For the past two decades, CARTA has been asking "Where did we come from? How did we get here?"  (12/2022)

257 My ideas of chimpanzee-to-human evolution in western Africa are being avoided  (6/2022)

255 "More than half of the world's species of plants and animals are found in the rainforest."

254 Something bizarre happened about 6 million years ago  (6/2022)

253 Genomes of Bioko animals might someday 'prove' the Bioko-hypothesis  (6/2022)

252 No 'Asian caveman' ever looked like this ...  (6/2022)

249 Humans have lost the estrus signals used by all non-human primates  (6/2022)

248 Chimpanzee skin color is neither dark nor light  (6/2022)

247 "Out of Africa" or "Out of Bioko"?  (6/2022)

245 The most recent Bioko land bridge and the Recent-out-of-Africa event both began about 70,000 years ago  (6/2022)

244 Why did Neanderthals die out?  (5/2022)

241 Paleohumans were mostly marine  (5/2022)

240 Human prehistory probably began with a few Marine Chimpanzees, and then thousands of Marine Paleohumans  (5/2022)

239 Universal grammar and the Bantu expansion in Africa  (5/2022)

238 No one wants a Garden of Eden model for human evolution  (5/2022)

234 Transcript of Michel Odent's talk on Youtube_ Selling the Marine Chimpanzee Concept

230, 242, 246 Parsimony is a virtue in science, but not in paleoanthropology  (5/2022)

229 "Let us hope It is not true, but if it is, let us pray it does not become widely known."  (2/2022)

228 Cunnane & Crawford (2014). Energetic and nutritional constraints on infant brain development

227 Research article published today: French cave tells new story about Neanderthals, early humans  (2/2022)

225 Here's where I think most Stone Age Europeans (Neanderthals and Sapiens) spent the winter

223 More details on rafting models for the origins of Gorilla, Pan, and Homo  (2/2022)

220 Blubber and steatopygia, as depicted in 25,000-year-old Venus figurines, were probably common traits of Stone Age women  (2/2022)

218 EURE_A ! Click sounds in African languages may be relics of 'Biokic' — the possible proto-human language  (1/2022)

217 Neanderthals — life on the edge  (1/2022)

215 Deep-rooting Y-DNA haplogroup D0 from near Bioko  (1/2022)

212 Language may have originated from singing in the water on Bioko  (1/2022)

210 Likely area of language origin  (1/2022)

209 Plausible times and areas of African-ape speciations  (1/2022)

208 Timeline for ape and human evolution (Bioko hypothesis)  (1/2022)

202, 261 Humans have 46 chromosomes. Chimpanzees, gorillas, and orangutans all have 48

201 Humans can eat sea-turtle meat without the need for fire or tools  (1/2022)

200 Chimpanzees could have rafted to Bioko on an entire floating island  (1/2022)

199 Haplogroup A00 might reflect a ghost-DNA population that once lived on Bioko  (12/2021)

197 The 'Not-our-hypothesis' (NOH) syndrome  (12/2021)

196 Where on Earth could naked humans survive?  (12/2021)

195 Knuckle-walking topic initiated by Elaine Morgan on AAT discussion group (May 7, 2012)

193 All of Allan's messages at the AAT-group from 2020 - 2021  (12/2021)

187 S.C. Cunnane. 1980 The Aquatic Ape Theory Reconsidered  (12/2021)

186 Marine Apes  (12/2021)

185 Proto-human language probably had complex grammar and syntax  (11/2021)

183 Looking for a 'ghost modern' population of human ancestors  (10/2021)

182 Why the multiregional model is 'extinct' in peer-reviewed scientific journals  (12/2021)

180 Two questions to think about  (9/2021)

179 An 'Aquatic-ape' stage and a 'Free-sharing floater' stage in human prehistory  (8/2021)

178 The Island Syndrome  (8/2021)

175 Where, when, & why did humans originate?  (6/2021)

174 Mitochondrial DNA (maternal lineage) seems to point to western and central Africa  (5/2021)

172, 260 An estimated 10,000 Homo sapiens might have lived on Bioko Island for 5 My  (5/2021)

169 World Map of Y-DNA Haplogroups  (5/2021)

168 Aquatic humans on Bioko Island presumably had neutral-colored skin  (5/2021)

167 How early might apes have rafted to Proto-Bioko?  (5/2021)

166 Is Bioko Island on 'The Wrong Side of Africa'?  (5/2021)

165 Out of Bioko theory of human evolution  (5/2021)

163 Densely populated aquatic humans on Bioko would evolve and self domesticate  (5/2021)

156 Out of Africa: origins and evolution of human malaria parasites  (3/2021)

155 Parsimony is popular among geneticists, unpopular among paleoanthropologists  (3/2021)

149 The Passionate Ape, 2001 by Craig Hagstrom (pdf version)  (3/2021)

141 A volcanic-island model for the origin of the seal and other marine mammals  (3/2021)

122 The Parsimonious Human Body Factory (PaHuB factory) was probably located on Bioko

121 The human primate body probably evolved due to a freak island accident  (2/2021)

90-97 Evolutionary tree showing areas and habitats  (12/2020)

88 A proposed evolutionary tree of Gorilla-Pan-Homo speciation  (12/2020)

86 Why primate fossils are found in E.Africa, not in the Congo  (12/2020)

85 Hypothesis of ape evolution, Miocene to present  (12/2020)

84 Primates are not very mobile. Here looking at typical monkey ranges  (12/2020)

83 Sail Away (Bioko theme song)  (12/2020)

80 Advertising poster for Bioko  (12/2020)

77 Great apes with small brains were not very mobile  (12/2020)

75 Elaine Morgan's Publications  (11/2020)

61 From genetics, I think the LCA was a chimpanzee that became isolated in an aquatic habitat

60 Geologists didn't want to talk about continental-drift theory  (11/2020)

58 Bioko is in the center of the fossil-free chimpanzee range  (11/2020)

54 Mammal fossils in Africa, map  (10/2020)

6 Speculating about fossils is fun, but does not explain human traits or human origins  (4/2020)

4 Bodies that were not made for a hot, dry East African climate  (4/2020)

2 Chimpanzees and gorillas evolved in central and western Africa with no fossils being formed. What about humans?  (4/2020)

1 Anthropogeny is the original study of human origins  (4/2020)