During the game there is a scene where someone discovers a fossil of the Utawarerumono (apparently an archeologist) and it's hinted that the Utawarerumono is the missing link between man and ape or the origin of man. The fossil has what looks to be Hakuro's mask on it as well. The archeologist is then shot by the person he was talking to, apparently a guard.
Now we know that the "Iceman" is the Utawarerumono (Hakuro) and he was being experimented on so that humanity could become stronger to inhabit the world. However I don't understand where the scene with the fossil fits in.
So I am wondering, what the connection between the fossil and the rest of the story is.