30,000 year old pinkie points to new early human species

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    30,000-year-old girl's pinkie points to new early human species - CNN.com

    (CNN) -- An overlooked female pinkie bone put in storage after it was discovered in a Siberian cave two years ago points to the existence of a previously unknown prehistoric human species, anthropologists say.
    And the lineage of that species may survive today in some people in Papua New Guinea and nearby islands, scientists say.
    A report on the discovery of the finger was published in the December 23 edition of the scientific journal Nature.
    Anthropologists say the 30,000- to 50,000-year-old finger is evidence of a new population of hominids they call Denisovans. The name is derived from the southern Siberian cave in which the finger bone was found. <more>
     
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    " - The Denisovans, the scientists say, were more closely related to Neanderthals than modern humans. The discovery in Siberia suggests they may have lived across a wide swath of Asia and are likely to have intermingled with the ancestors of modern humans who migrated eastward from Africa. - "
     
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    So, do you stick with the "talking snake theory" that humans originated 6,000 years ago in the Garden of Eden?
     
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    As we learn more and more about the human genetic code, I think that we will be finding additional surprises. This is a fascinating field.
     

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