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New Human Species Found in Siberia

From analysis of mitochondrial DNA extracted from a pinky finger bone, scientists have identified a new species of human ancestor. The 40,000-year-old bone fragment was found in a cave in the Altay mountains in Russia. The mitochondrial DNA shows that the person (they believe it was a child) it belonged to was neither Neanderthal nor Homo sapiens, but shared a common ancestor to both. University of Manchester geneticist Terry Brown co-authored an article released with the report in the journal Nature.
The new-human discovery implies that there was a wave of human migration out of Africa, the birthplace of humanity, that was completely unknown to science.

"We think Homo erectus"—an upright-walking but small-brained early human, or hominid—"was the first [hominid] to leave Africa two million years ago," Brown explained. After that the record went blank until about 500,000 years ago, until now.

"This hominid seems to have left about a million years ago, so it fills in a bit of a gap," he said.

Researchers will try to extract nuclear DNA from the bone, which carries more information than mitochondrial DNA. Link

(image credit: Johannes Krause)

A pinky finger bone is the only thing we can find between a Neanderthal and Homo sapiens. No thanks you will need to do better than that to prove your little theory =) we all have to believe in something though, Jesus thank you for the truth =)
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Interesting. This isn't the only place I've seen someone try to minimize the importance of this discovery by focusing on WHERE the DNA was extracted from rather than on the DNA itself.
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Thanks Mike 3 for your expert analysis.

Back on topic, it's amazing that our planet was at times home to multiple species of humans. I wonder what kind of meeting it would have been when Neanderthals and Homo sapiens came into contact with each other. Did our ancestors see them as a different species or simply as a different tribe?
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"Because my Bible tells me so" is the only thing we can come up with to "disprove" evolution? No, thanks. You'll have to do better than that to prove your little story.
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Anthropologists generally refer to the taxonomic ancestors and cousins of humans as Hominoids; they do not refer to them as being a new human species. If they are a subspecies, they would still be referred to as homo-sapians and not humans. The Neanderthalis a sub species of homo-sapiens, so they are formally called Homo Sapiens Neanderthalis (We are Homo Sapiens Sapiens). Since it's still unclear whether this was an offshoot of either sub-species, Hominoid would be the correct usage.
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