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What fossils reveal about hybridization of early humans


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Many people living today have a small component of Neanderthal DNA in their genes, suggesting an important role for admixture with archaic human lineages in the evolution of our species. Paleogenetic evidence indicates that hybridization with Neanderthals and other ancient groups occurred multiple times, with our species' history resembling more a network or braided stream than a tree. Clearly the origin of humankind was more complex than previously thought.

It is essential to use multiple lines of evidence to investigate the impact of such hybridization. Ancient DNA is rarely well-preserved in fossil specimens, so scientists need to recognize possible hybrids from their skeletons. This is vital for understanding our complex past and what makes us human.

https://phys.org/news/2022-09-fossils-reveal-hybridization-early-humans.html

Their work has been published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution.

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-022-01875-z

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It’ll be hard to find evidence on Neanderthal delineation from the Homo tree as most of the changes occurred following the Gakkel Ridge Caldera disaster 1.1mil years ago.

 

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