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Posted on 12/23/2010 10:27:59 AM PST by LucyT
Sequencing of ancient DNA reveals new hominin population that is neither Neanderthal nor modern human
Researchers have discovered evidence of a distinct group of "archaic" humans existing outside of Africa more than 30,000 years ago at a time when Neanderthals are thought to have dominated Europe and Asia. But genetic testing shows that members of this new group were not Neanderthals, and they interbred with the ancestors of some modern humans who are alive today.
Until last year, the mainstream view in genetics was that modern humans inherited essentially their entire DNA makeup from Neanderthal-related individuals when they migrated from Africa 40,000-55,000 years ago. It was surmised they completely replaced the humans who migrated before them, including the Neanderthals whose ancestors likely made the pilgrimage hundreds of thousands of years earlier.
The finding, based on Neanderthals discovered at Vindija Cave in Croatia, showed that modern humans outside of Africa are not all descended from a single out-of-Africa migration.
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This study also involved contributions from researchers at the Broad Institute of Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology; the University of California at Santa Cruz and Berkeley; the University of Tübingen, Germany; Emory University, Georgia; the University of Montana; the University of Washington; the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, Barcelona, Spain; the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China; the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada; and the Institute of Archaeology & Ethnography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Siberian Branch, Novosibirsk, Russia.
That explained the curious lack of any real evidence of crossbreeding which had previously been a big mystery and it totally breaks any sort of a theory of modern man evolving from hominids; all OTHER hominids were significantly more remote from us THAN the neanderthal. This new missing link of the week item appears to be based on one or two finger bones.
The theory of evolution is a bunch of bullshit. Neanderthals and other hominids were very advanced, extinct apes. Being an ape doesn't imply stupidity or ignorance; several of the gorillas which have been taught deaf signs check out as having IQs in the 100 - 105 range, which is adequate for half of American jobs. Being an ape however DOES imply that you are not related to humans other than via similar design parameters.
Not Neandertal: Genome from fossil fingers a new, recently extinct human
Don’t forget that Neanderthals have shown an advanced capability to sell auto insurance.
Gee, no agenda on your part.
Getting rid of evolution and evoloserism is a pretty good agenda. That doctrine has long since done more harm than it ever should have been allowed to.
If I’m found dead in my garage, does that make me extinct?
Popular message on tombstone: She is not dead, but extinct.
Here’s the good news: She is not dead!
Here’s the bad news: She’s extinct!
Biggest question of all: How do you know the difference?
Their descendants are living in New Guinea.
They have some Neanderthal genes.
Now, did we evolve or did the evil Doctor Yakub "breed us"?
No, Neanderthals are not halfway between us and chimps. In fact, the chimps are probably not even closely related.
No offense, wendy1946, but that is a terrible distortion of the current consensus among physical anthropologists.
Neanderthals have been classified as Homo sapiens neanderthalensis (i.e., they were a subspecies) or as Homo neanderthalensis (i.e., they were a distinct species of Man - the genus Homo).
Actually this shows that the survivors of the 12 colonies may have arrived more recently that 250,000 years ago. And also inter-married less widely with the resident human population that intimated in the final episode of Battlestar Galactica.
We could probably bred with them but we probably wouldn’t have grandkids with them.
Thanks for the ping. Another glitch in the “out of Africa” theory.
"He said his team ran four separate tests for authenticity - checking whether other amino acids had survived, making sure the DNA sequences they found did not exist in modern humans, making sure the DNA could be replicated in their own lab and then getting other labs to duplicate their results. Comparisons with the DNA of modern humans and of apes showed the Neanderthal was about halfway between a modern human and a chimpanzee...."
I don't really give a rat's ass what anthropologists might think about it.
Everything you post on evolution threads is out right falsehoods that have been abandoned by most leading young earth creationists.
Try to catch up with the current world view of your religious brethren before spouting off on FR.
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The Neandertal EnigmaFrayer's own reading of the record reveals a number of overlooked traits that clearly and specifically link the Neandertals to the Cro-Magnons. One such trait is the shape of the opening of the nerve canal in the lower jaw, a spot where dentists often give a pain-blocking injection. In many Neandertal, the upper portion of the opening is covered by a broad bony ridge, a curious feature also carried by a significant number of Cro-Magnons. But none of the alleged 'ancestors of us all' fossils from Africa have it, and it is extremely rare in modern people outside Europe." [pp 126-127]
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