There is a fringe part of archaeology that say that there is enough evidence in primary source material to support the idea that modern humans may have been around for millions of years, not a mere couple hundred thousand. Because modern science is based so much upon Darwin, and we see evidence of other hominids, we tend to ignore any evidence that strays from the story - that we evolved from apes (more or less) in a single line of succession (except neanderthals
) but what if in fact there were multiple hominid species around at the same time, throughout - including what we call modern humans? This map is to debate this fascinating fringe theory, which has some respect in the scientific community (publications, debates), even if it is not widespread as a belief. Note that this theory does not dispute Darwinian evolution, but merely re-writes some of the order/lineage.