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Human evolution

Stranger from Siberia

The sequencing of ancient DNA is generating dramatic results. The sequence from a bone fragment has revealed the existence of an unknown type of extinct human ancestor that lived in Asia 40,000 years ago.

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Figure 1: Occupation site.


Figure 2: Evolutionary relationships between modern humans, Neanderthals and the unknown Denisova hominin.


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Brown, T. Stranger from Siberia. Nature 464, 838–839 (2010).

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