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Ancient Africa's "ghost" population

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"During the Stone Age in what is now western Cameroon, four children who perished before their prime were buried in a natural rock shelter. Now, thousands of years later, an analysis of the ancient DNA found in their bones has revealed secrets about the people who lived there many millennia ago, according to a new study." --

--"Perhaps the most surprising finding is that these children are not related to the modern-day Bantu-speaking cultures that reside in the region today, researchers behind the study said. Rather, the Stone Age youngsters are genetically closer to the present-day hunter-gatherer groups of Central Africa, which are not closely related to Bantu speaking groups."

Full article at NBC News: https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/ghost-population-humans-discovered-ancient-africa-n1121391

"DNA from child burials reveals ‘profoundly different’ human landscape in ancient Africa"

Full article at Science Mag: https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/01/dna-child-burials-reveals-profoundly-different-human-landscape-ancient-africa

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Manwon Lender

Thanks for sharing Dude, this is some interesting information. It also apparently shows which one of the current tribes is the oldest, which mostly likely doesn't make the other Tribe very happy at all.


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