Posted by: John Kirk on November 1st, 2013
Well, we at the BCSCC were the first to say it and now Bryan Sykes confirms what we brought to you in the BCSCC Quarterly a couple of years ago. We stated our belief that Zana, the unknown hominid of Abkhazia was of possible Australoid descent and carried an article on the Africans who lived in Abkhazia in the 19th century.
It turns out that Bryan Sykes has identified sub-Saharan ancestors in the lineage of Khwit, Zana’s son and therefore in Zana herself.
Sykes’ findings are to be found here: Bigfoot Files: Zana DNA Test Results Are In
This paragraph is extremely telling: “And Sykes has raised the bold theoretical possibility that Zana could be a remnant of an earlier human migration out of Africa, perhaps tens of thousands, of years ago. If correct, Zana could be evidence of a hitherto unknown human ‘tribe’, dating from a distant time when the human species was still evolving and whose ancestors were forced into remote regions, like the Caucasus mountains, by later waves of modern humans coming out of Africa.”
This ‘tribe’ is ancient because Zana’s son Khwit has features that first the Russians and then Sykes have indicated are quite ancient. His skull actually contains an extra bone we do not have. Zana is African, but not modern African.
Once again, the BCSCC has beaten everyone to the punch and we did it without DNA. Simple due diligence, thoroughness and common sense were what we employed. This puts another nail in the coffin of those who think bipedal hairy hominids are pongids.
If Zana’s lineage was out of Africa many eons ago, then what is to say that the north American Sasquatch may not be. Only time and DNA will tell.