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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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To: blam
Yeah they mated with women...the most mysterious and irresistable creatures of all.
21 posted on 12/05/2013 6:40:23 AM PST by mdmathis6
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Ah... ancestors of Bill Clinton.


22 posted on 12/05/2013 6:40:49 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
Homo erectus is an extinct species of human...

Not according to Bath House Barry.

23 posted on 12/05/2013 6:42:22 AM PST by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: saganite

Is the earth just a petri dish? Maybe.


24 posted on 12/05/2013 6:43:00 AM PST by jetson (THE)
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To: Red Badger

You beat me to it!!!


25 posted on 12/05/2013 6:43:24 AM PST by SMARTY ("The test of every religious, political, or educational system is the man that it forms." H. Amiel)
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To: Fresh Wind

LMAO!


26 posted on 12/05/2013 6:43:39 AM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: MrB

my thoughts immediately went there too...


27 posted on 12/05/2013 6:44:20 AM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: blam

Wardrobe (buffalo skin) malfunctions causing excitement to the point of losing control?


28 posted on 12/05/2013 6:44:38 AM PST by albie
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To: dps.inspect

Lot’s of controversy about the meaning of that passage...

we’ll see, some day, if we’re still interested.


29 posted on 12/05/2013 6:45:59 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

He did get around.

30 posted on 12/05/2013 6:46:12 AM PST by jetson (THE)
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To: Red Badger

One guess is as good ss another.


31 posted on 12/05/2013 6:51:08 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: MrB

Yup, know exactly what you mean...


32 posted on 12/05/2013 6:51:19 AM PST by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: MrB

The sons of God - Those who were called by the name of the Lord, and called upon that name, married the daughters of men - Those that were profane, and strangers to God. The posterity of Seth did not keep to themselves as they ought, but intermingled with the race of Cain: they took them wives of all that they chose - They chose only by the eye: They saw that they were fair - Which was all they looked at.

http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/wesleys-explanatory-notes/genesis/genesis-6.html


33 posted on 12/05/2013 6:52:15 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: jetson
Allons-Y!

CC

34 posted on 12/05/2013 6:54:07 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
Neanderthals are an extinct group of humans...

Whoever wrote this has never watched CNN.
35 posted on 12/05/2013 6:59:16 AM PST by golux
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To: mbarker12474

HECKLE: Hey Jeckle, I’m going on a date with one of the green ladies on Star Trek.

JECKLE: What’s the cheddar cheese and tequila for?

HECKLE: One if she’s apple, the other if she’s lime...


36 posted on 12/05/2013 6:59:41 AM PST by Anton.Rutter
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To: blam

I guess they don’t believe that God created Adam and Eve, as God states in the book of Gemesis ...


37 posted on 12/05/2013 7:05:08 AM PST by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: mbarker12474; Lazamataz


38 posted on 12/05/2013 7:12:06 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

“If the b@tch is green, there must be something wrong with the p-—y.” - Eddie Murphy


39 posted on 12/05/2013 7:13:44 AM PST by dfwgator (Fire Muschamp. Go Michigan State!)
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To: blam

And thus the History Channel has filled its primetime lineup for another season...


40 posted on 12/05/2013 7:14:21 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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