Ancient Humans Bred with Completely Unknown Species

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    Dec 26, 2013 6:43 PM GMT
    http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-evolution-human-origins/ancient-humans-bred-completely-unknown-species-001059

    A new study presented to the Royal Society meeting on ancient DNA in London last week has revealed a dramatic finding – the genome of one of our ancient ancestors, the Denisovans, contains a segment of DNA that seems to have come from another species that is currently unknown to science. The discovery suggests that there was rampant interbreeding between ancient human species in Europe and Asia more than 30,000 years ago. But, far more significant was the finding that they also mated with a mystery species from Asia – one that is neither human nor Neanderthal. Scientists launched into a flurry of discussion and debate upon hearing the study results and immediately began speculating about what this unknown species could be. Some have suggested that a group may have branched off to Asia from the Homo heidelbernensis, who resided in Africa about half a million years ago. They are believed to be the ancestors of Europe's Neanderthals.
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    Dec 29, 2013 9:59 PM GMT
    Well, this is what happens when you've had a few too many drinks and start hanging out in the back room at the club, where it's dark icon_redface.gif
  • carew28

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    Dec 30, 2013 7:48 PM GMT
    That accounts for the behavior of some of the kids at the school where I work. They're definitely not quite 100% human. I think if they ever got DNA-tested, it would explain a lot.
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    Dec 30, 2013 11:58 PM GMT
    carew28 saidThat accounts for the behavior of some of the kids at the school where I work. They're definitely not quite 100% human. I think if they ever got DNA-tested, it would explain a lot.


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    Lead-poisoning is more likely.