Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A new species of extinct human relatives?

DNA taken from a finger bone found in a Siberian cave suggests that the finger's owner—who lived between 48-and-30 thousand years ago—was neither a modern human, nor a Neanderthal, but some previously unknown species of hominin. Researchers say this individual's genetic line probably branched away from the ancestors of Neanderthals and Homo sapiens sapiens around a million years ago.

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