Origin of our species

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    Understanding the Denisovans...

    How extinct humans left their mark on us
    Fri, 18 Mar 2016 - Most of us share 2-4% of DNA with Neanderthals; some have genes from Denisovans; but their genetic mark has vanished in some stretches of genetic code.
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    DNA of girl from Denisova cave gives up genetic secrets
    31 August 2012 - The DNA of a cave girl who lived about 80,000 years ago has been analysed in remarkable detail.
     
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    Ancient artifacts found in Florida sinkhole...

    Early snowbirds? Florida sinkhole yields ancient artifacts
    May 13, 2016 — Scientists say a stone knife and other artifacts found deep underwater in a Florida sinkhole show people lived in that area some 14,500 years ago.
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    Findings Push Human Timeline in US Back a Millennium
    May 13, 2016 - A new trove of carbon-dated archaeological evidence from a submerged site in Florida has some big implications for the history of human beings in the Americas.
     
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    For all we know, Artificial Intelligence and cyborgs may be more decent and spiritual than we are.
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    Granny says dat was a bit before her time...
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    Life 'went large' a billion years ago
    Tue, 17 May 2016 - Life was already organising itself into large communities of cells more than a billion years ago, new evidence from China suggests.

     
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    How long has our species been around?...
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    Discovery in Morocco alters history of Homo sapiens
    Jun 7, 2017, How long has our species been around? New fossils from Morocco push the evidence back by about 100,000 years.
     
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    2 million years ago humanoids began to develop.

    But this 300,000 year old fossil looks Neanderthal NOT modern human.
     
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    The most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found...

    3.6-million-year-old human skeleton found, shocking scientists
    8 Dec.`17 — Researchers in South Africa have unveiled what they call “by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found.”
     
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    Light shed on how humans populated Americas...
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    Alaskan 'sunrise' girl sheds light on how humans populated Americas
    January 3, 2018 | WASHINGTON - Ancient DNA extracted from the skull of a six-week-old baby girl whose 11,500-year-old remains were unearthed in a burial pit in central Alaska is helping scientists resolve long-standing controversies about how humans first populated the Americas.
     
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    Kinda looks like Uncle Ferd's g/f...
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    This ancient teenager is the first known person with parents of two different species
    Aug 23, 2018 - A new ancient DNA study published in Nature Wednesday reports the first known person to have had parents of two different species. The studied remains belonged to a girl who had a Neanderthal mother and a Denisovan father.

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    Mixed-species DNA casts new light on early humans
    Fri, Aug 24, 2018 - Denny was an inter-species lovechild.

     
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    DNA testing has a lot of problems, and shouldn't be blindly trusted. And, old bones shouldn't be referred to as 'human ancestors', since they aren't, they're extinct species of apes or some other life form, not humans. Calling them 'human ancestors' is speculation, not science.

    Outside of that, these are cool articles, especially the latest dated ones.
     

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