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Old 25 August 2018, 05:20 PM
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In a limestone cave nestled high above the Anuy River in Siberia, scientists have discovered the fossil of an extraordinary human hybrid.

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.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/22/s...ns-hybrid.html
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Old 25 August 2018, 07:39 PM
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I'm not in the least surprised. Humans are an outcrossing species.

(I am a little surprised that they were lucky enough to come across this particular piece of bone.)
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My brain just keeps wanting to complete that sentence with "...and her father smelt of elderberries."
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I'm sure he would've smelt of something. I often marvel at how long our species not only survived, but grew despite the lack of showers and toothbrushes.
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This is so neat. I love learning about other hominin species.
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Am I the only one who thinks "the Denisovans" sounds like some radical Russian religious group?
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