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Posted 08/15/2022   10:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add KuoLC5310 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Kenya 1982 Origins of Mankind
50c: Australopithecus boisei (2.3 to 1.2 million years ago)
2sh: Homo erectus (1.9 to 0.1 million years ago)
3sh: Homo habilis (2.4 to 1.4 million years ago)
5sh: Proconsul africanus (ape, 23 to 14 million years ago)
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The age of homo sapiens.
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Tanzania 1965 Country Motifs
The stamp depicts Olduvai Gorge anthropology site and a fossilized skull of Paranthropus boisei (originally named as Zinjanthropus boisei).
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Very interesting thread. The very talented artists who left their work in the caves in Europe (Lascaux, e.g.) deserve more philatelic attention.
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Before Adam was a lad !
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Chad 1966 Archaeological Excavation
The stamp shows a fossilized skull of Tchadanthropus uxoris, the first early hominid found in central Africa.
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Zambia 1973 Fossils
Set of five, one stamp shows Kabwe 1, a fossilized skull of Homo heidelbergensis discovered in the lead and zinc mine of Broken Hill, Kabwe.
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More of those early humans.
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Many thanks, KuoLC5310, for starting this thread and sharing great stamps. The origin of man and early life subject is a part of my monkeys on stamps collection and I will share a little from it.

Dryopithecus africanus, known as Proconsul, issued by Kenya-Uganda-Tanzania on May 2, 1967:

Here is the stamp on FDC with the complete set "East African archaeological relics". The cover signed by Louis and Mary Leakey, Kenyan paleoanthropologists discovered the Proconsul skull:
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Here are some European findings of Neanderthal man.
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This is what Wikipedia had to say............

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nea...in_Gibraltar
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Croatia 1999 100 Years of Discovery of Early Man from Krapina
Croatia 2012 Museum of the Krapina Neanderthal Man
These two stamp sets depict the discovery and reconstruction of Homo Neanderthalensis at the Krapina Neanderthal site in northern Croatia.

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Yugoslavia 1985 Fossils
Set of four, one stamp depicts part of a Homo sapiens neanderthalensis skull.
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Hungary 1993 Prehistoric Artifacts
17Ft: human skull fragment (350,000 years old) from Vértesszolos village
30Ft: stone hand axe (40,000 years old) from Szeleta cave
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Humanoid progression over the centuries.
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Robert Broom (1866-1951), South African paleontologist, holding a skull of Australopithecus africanus, called Mrs. Ples, he founded in 1947 in Sterkfontein, South Africa. The stamp was issued by SA on October 9, 1991:


Two stamps issued by SA in 2002 and 2006 show the A. africanus and its reconstruction:

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Greece 1982 European Congress of Anthropology
The stamp depicts a fossilized archaic human skull (ca. 620,000 to 350,000 years old) found in the Petralona Cave on the Chalkidiki peninsula.
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