Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered

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Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered

Post by circumspice » Wed Mar 10, 2021 11:44 am

The article is somewhat elderly, but interesting nonetheless.

Date:
February 20, 2020
Source:
University of Utah
Summary:
A new study documented the earliest known interbreeding event between ancient human populations -- a group known as the 'super-archaics' in Eurasia interbred with a Neanderthal-Denisovan ancestor about 700,000 years ago. The event was between two populations more distantly related than any other recorded. The authors proposed a revised timeline for human migration out of Africa and into Eurasia. The method for analyzing ancient DNA provides a new way to look farther back into the human lineage.


https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... 141232.htm
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