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Mystery humans spiced up ancients’

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Posted today on nature.com:

New genome sequences from two extinct human relatives suggest that these ‘archaic’ groups bred with humans and with each other more extensively than was previously known.

The ancient genomes, one from a Neanderthal and one from a different archaic human group, the Denisovans, were presented on 18 November at a meeting at the Royal Society in London. They suggest that interbreeding went on between the members of several ancient human-like groups living in Europe and Asia more than 30,000 years ago, including an as-yet unknown human ancestor from Asia. Link

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The ancient genomes, one from a Neanderthal and one from a different archaic human group, the Denisovans, were presented on 18 November at a meeting at the Royal Society in London. They suggest that interbreeding went on between the members of several ancient human-like groups living in Europe and Asia more than 30,000 years ago, including an as-yet unknown human ancestor from Asia. Link

Not surprising, we know early Homo sapiens interbred with Neanderthals, there's no reason to think they wouldn't have with Denisovans and others. I feel like the "as-yet unknown Asian ancestor" will likely turn out to be either identical to or closely related to the Red Deer Cave people of southern China. That, or there's going to be another interesting note to the ever-persistent story of the almas/almasty of the Caucasus and Mongolia.

What I'm much more interested in seeing is further research into the origins of Homo floresiensis or the "hobbit of Flores." There's evidence to suggest that H. floresiensis is much more primitive than the traditional African migration theory could account for.

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So there's Denisovan's DNA in East Asians after all.

So far they had only found link with Australasia population, leaving paleoanthropologists puzzled as why there was no trace of them between the Russian cave where they found the old bones and their descendants in Australasia.

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There was alot of interbreeding with all the movement and migration wouldnt suprise me if there was another one :su

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