AncestorWatch: Denisovans

We don’t have skulls or skeletons yet, we have DNA and some teeth.

Analysis of that genome showed that Denisovans interbred with modern humans – about five per cent of the DNA of native Papua New Guineans and Australians and 0.2 per cent of the DNA of Asians and Native Americans is Denisovan. (source article)

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Why Am I Neanderthal?

A team of scientists comparing the full genomes of the two species concluded that most Europeans and Asians have between 1 to 4 percent Neanderthal DNA. Indigenous sub-Saharan Africans have no Neanderthal DNA because their ancestors did not migrate through Eurasia.

 

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when did homo sapiens get fancy and forget we’re swinging primates?

 

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