Skip to comments.Ancient Humans Had Sex With A Mystery Species (Not Neanderthals Or Denisovans)
Posted on 12/05/2013 6:33:43 AM PST by blam
Ancient Humans Had Sex With A Mystery Species
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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Ah... ancestors of Bill Clinton.
Not according to Bath House Barry.
Is the earth just a petri dish? Maybe.
You beat me to it!!!
my thoughts immediately went there too...
Wardrobe (buffalo skin) malfunctions causing excitement to the point of losing control?
Lot’s of controversy about the meaning of that passage...
we’ll see, some day, if we’re still interested.
He did get around.
One guess is as good ss another.
Yup, know exactly what you mean...
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.
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...
I guess they don’t believe that God created Adam and Eve, as God states in the book of Gemesis ...
“If the b@tch is green, there must be something wrong with the p-—y.” - Eddie Murphy
And thus the History Channel has filled its primetime lineup for another season...
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