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Ancient Humans Had Sex With A Mystery Species (Not Neanderthals Or Denisovans)
BI/Live Science ^ | 12-4-2013 | Stephanie Pappas

Posted on 12/05/2013 6:33:43 AM PST by blam

Ancient Humans Had Sex With A Mystery Species

Stephanie Pappas
Live Science
Dec. 4, 2013, 3:33 PM

A new, improved sequencing of ancient human relative genomes reveals that Homo sapiens didn't only have sex with Neanderthals and a little-understood line of humans called Denisovans. A fourth, mystery lineage of humans was in the mix, too.

As reported by the news arm of the journal Nature, new genetic evidence suggests that several hominids — human relatives closer than humans' current living cousin, the chimpanzee — interbred more than 30,000 years ago. This group of kissing cousins included an unknown human ancestor not yet revealed by the ancient DNA record.

"It's implied it could be something like Homo erectus or similar," said Carles Lalueza-Fox, a paleogenomics researcher at Pompeu Fabra University in Spain, who was not involved in the research, but who was present at a talk on the findings given by lead author David Reich of Harvard Medical School at a meeting on ancient DNA sponsored by the Royal Society in London on Nov. 18. Homo erectus is an extinct species of human that originated in Africa and spread into Asia. [See Images of Our Closest Human Ancestor]

Ancient human lineages

Neanderthals are an extinct group of humans who lived between about 30,000 and 130,000 years ago. Despite their reputation as bone-headed dummies, Neanderthals were likely as advanced as modern humans in areas such as tool-making, though they were probably less socially adept.

Denisovans are a far more mysterious group. These early humans lived in Siberia and probably split off from the branch of the human family tree that would eventually give rise to Neanderthals about 300,000 years ago. Little is known about how Denisovans lived and what they looked like.

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TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: archaeology; denisovans; dmanisi; fauxiantrolls; ggg; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; homoerectus; idiotsonfr; neandertal; neandertals; neanderthal; neanderthals; origin; origins
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1 posted on 12/05/2013 6:33:43 AM PST by blam
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hmmm... something about the Sons of God mating with the Daughters of Man?


2 posted on 12/05/2013 6:34:29 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: blam

No sheet, read the Bible


3 posted on 12/05/2013 6:34:44 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale; GSP.FAN; Clintonfatigued

Miley Cyrus?


4 posted on 12/05/2013 6:34:55 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: blam
Nephilim and anakim?

CC

5 posted on 12/05/2013 6:35:35 AM PST by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: blam

Uh oh, someone is gonna post a picture of that green lady from Star Trek TOS.


6 posted on 12/05/2013 6:35:50 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (There's no salvation in politics.)
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To: blam

Frieakin’ Captain Kirk!


7 posted on 12/05/2013 6:36:05 AM PST by 230FMJ (...from my cold, dead, fingers.)
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To: blam

8 posted on 12/05/2013 6:36:42 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: 230FMJ

No Helen pics, PLEASE!!


9 posted on 12/05/2013 6:36:42 AM PST by LiveFreeOrDie2001 (Elections have consequences - NOW LOOK what we have to deal with...)
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To: SunkenCiv
At 400,000 Years, Oldest Human DNA Yet Found Raises New Mysteries
10 posted on 12/05/2013 6:36:44 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

Democrats?


11 posted on 12/05/2013 6:36:49 AM PST by dontreadthis
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To: blam

Let me guess: Space Aliens.


12 posted on 12/05/2013 6:36:56 AM PST by rbg81
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To: blam
Botoxalazoid:


13 posted on 12/05/2013 6:37:08 AM PST by mbarker12474
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To: blam

I really don’t believe these pseudoscience. reports on something they really don’t understand or their modeling is really under question.


14 posted on 12/05/2013 6:37:32 AM PST by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: blam

Maybe all those UFO nuts on Coast to Coast are right...


15 posted on 12/05/2013 6:37:33 AM PST by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: blam
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16 posted on 12/05/2013 6:38:23 AM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: edcoil

Of course we are.................


17 posted on 12/05/2013 6:39:11 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: MrB
hmmm... something about the Sons of God mating with the Daughters of Man?

Perhaps. I was thinking more along the lines of "anything that moves."

18 posted on 12/05/2013 6:39:15 AM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Dr. Sivana
Uh oh, someone is gonna post a picture of that green lady from Star Trek TOS.

Here:


19 posted on 12/05/2013 6:39:36 AM PST by mbarker12474
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To: blam

I think this happens after a serious bender. Not pretty.


20 posted on 12/05/2013 6:39:36 AM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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