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)


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.



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



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