Illustration of a skull. (Pixabay/ Devanath)
Hitekno.com – An ancient human skull found in the east of the China Sea has finally been researched by archaeologists. Based on the results of the study, this skull was then referred to as Homo Longi or Dragon Man.
Having a fairly large size, the Dragon Man skull is believed to be the largest homo skull ever.
Reporting from Live Science, based on research results, this skull has a mysterious Denisovan human lineage. Scientists believe that this species is closer to humans than Neanderthals.
The discovery of the Dragon Man skull was made by a man from China in 1933 in Harbin City, Heilongjiang, China. When found, this skull was then buried in a well as if it looked like treasure.
For 85 years this Dragon Man skull survived the Japanese invasion, civil war, communist movement and the cultural revolution. Before this man died, he knew his family about the existence of the skull.
The family then donated the Dragon Man skull to the Geoscience Museum of GEO Hebei University for further study.
In appearance, this Dragon Man skull has a large head with a large brain and a large protrusion of eyebrows above the eyes. The face, nose and jaw of this skull appear very wide with large eyes.
Analysis of the family tree of the discovery suggests that a common human ancestor with Neanderthals probably lived more than 1 million years ago.
The results of the research so far predict that this Dragon Man or Homo Longi may have interacted with Homo Sapiens in the past. This then makes the similarities between these two discoveries.