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The study by Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology shows the gene was present in a Neanderthal who lived in Croatia 50,000 years ago.
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Scientists are pondering whether to differentiate our ancestors as neanderthals, denisovans, etc, or just call them all 'people' as genetics show modern humans aren't that diverse.
The new finding is the first Denisovan specimen found outside of the Denisova cave in Siberia and is dated at 1.6 lakh years old.
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New evidence reveals that the Neanderthals were more similar to modern humans in their physical expression than previously thought.
A new discovery is changing the belief that symbolic art is an expression only human beings are capable of.
The fossil of a 13-year-old found in Siberia reinforces the theory that different subspecies of human predecessors courted each other and interbred often.