SCIENTISTS FIND ‘NEW HUMAN’

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SCIENTISTS FIND ‘NEW HUMAN’

Post by falkor » Thu Dec 23, 2010 3:16 pm

ImageDecember 23,2010
By Daily Express reporter
A 30,000-year-old fossil finger bone found in a Siberian cave belonged to a previously unknown strain of human, scientists said yesterday.


The surprise discovery came after researchers analysed the unusually well-preserved bone’s DNA. It came from a young girl who was neither “modern human” nor Neanderthal.

The findings, reported in the journal Nature, said she belonged to a separate, now extinct, branch of the human family tree
Scientists have named them Denisovans, after Denisova Cave in southern Siberia where the fossil was found.

A molar tooth from the cave is also believed to be from a Denisovan.

The finds alter the story of evolution. They suggest Neanderthals had an Asian sister group that broke away on their own evolutionary path before dying out.

It is thought ancestors of the Neanderthals left Africa 350,000 years ago to settle in Europe and Eurasia.

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Re: SCIENTISTS FIND ‘NEW HUMAN’

Post by dave3974 » Tue May 17, 2011 6:15 pm

it make you wonder whatb is surviving in the wilds of mongolia or the amazon

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Re: SCIENTISTS FIND ‘NEW HUMAN’

Post by mj12cz » Wed May 18, 2011 7:02 pm

dave3974 wrote:it make you wonder whatb is surviving in the wilds of mongolia or the amazon

Yep there is a lot about our planet that remains unexplored.

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