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However, because of severe dating problems which are seldom mentioned, this alleged sequence cannot be maintained.To present the fossil evidence as a relatively smooth transition leading to modern humans is akin to intellectual dishonesty.This new method, announced in the journal, Science, involves racemization of amino acids in ostrich eggshell.The amino-acid method was developed some time ago for dating bone material at archaeological sites.
Nineteen of the 222 Homo erectus fossil individuals (9% of the total) likewise fall into this time gap.
Since the morphology of a fossil cannot be changed, it is obvious that the dating is the more subjective element of the two items.
Yet, accurate dating of fossils is so essential that the scientific respectability of evolution is contingent upon fossils having appropriate dates.
(Anatomically modern Homo sapiens fossils that are dated more recently than 40,000 years of age are not of great significance for evolutionary purposes and are not under consideration here.) There are four Neanderthal fossil individuals that are dated more recently than 40,000 years.
They are the Amud I and Shukbah remains from Israel and the Saint-Cesaire and Arcy-sur-Cure remains from France.