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Wed Aug 22, 2018, 04:00 PM

Cave girl was half Neanderthal, half Denisovan

Once upon a time, two early humans of different ancestry met at a cave in Russia.

Some 50,000 years later, scientists have confirmed that they had a daughter together.

DNA extracted from bone fragments found in the cave show the girl was the offspring of a Neanderthal mother and a Denisovan father.

The discovery, reported in Nature, gives a rare insight into the lives of our closest ancient human relatives.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45271644



Walking, and later sailing, is what humans do.

We've been doing it for a long, long time

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Reply Cave girl was half Neanderthal, half Denisovan (Original post)
hunter Aug 2018 OP
eppur_se_muova Aug 2018 #1
ret5hd Aug 2018 #2
mitch96 Aug 2018 #3
sdfernando Aug 2018 #4
marble falls Aug 2018 #5

Response to hunter (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 04:34 PM

1. ... and that was the last blind date I ever went on. nt

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Response to eppur_se_muova (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 04:46 PM

2. So...after your sight returned...what then?

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Response to ret5hd (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 05:32 PM

3. "So...after your sight returned...what then?"

What usually happens...... It's a Denisovan thing...



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Response to ret5hd (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 05:33 PM

4. You assume too much

could have been the other party that was blind.

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Response to hunter (Original post)

Wed Aug 22, 2018, 07:08 PM

5. I wonder if mixed marrigages were accepted back then.

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