Africa's "Eve," the theorized first modern human, may have been preceded by "Jianshi Man," a possible human ancestor recently found in China that lived between 2.15-1.95 million years ago, according to a report from China's Xinhuanet news service.
Jianshi Man is China's oldest hominid. He may challenge the "Out of Africa" theory of modern human origins, which holds that hominids evolved in Africa, resulting in modern humans who left the continent 100,000-200,000 years ago.
The reason for the challenge is that scientists recently have found other evidence for human evolution spanning thousands of years in China, although the finds have yet to be analyzed by experts outside of the country ... Discovery Channel