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Wednesday, September 05, 2018

A Blended Family: Her Mother Was Neanderthal, Her Father Something Else Entirely - The New York Times

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/22/science/neanderthals-denisovans-hybrid.html  

 

The 90,000-year-old bone fragment came from a female whose mother was Neanderthal, according to an analysis of DNA discovered inside it. But her father was not: He belonged to another branch of ancient humanity known as the Denisovans.

 

Scientists have been recovering genomes from ancient human fossils for just over a decade. Now, with the discovery of a Neanderthal-Denisovan hybrid, the world as it was tens of thousands of years ago is coming into remarkable new focus: home to a marvelous range of human diversity