Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Denisovan genetics in Spain screw up the apple cart and apple sauce squooshes underfoot

The Denisovan line of humans, as separate from us modern human as the Neanderthals, was only known by a finger bone in a cave in the Altic region of Russia until the other day, when it was broadcast that advanced DNA analytical methods revealed that bones in a Spanish cave had DNA really similiar to those of the finger bone.  Denisovan genetic mixture is only found in people from west of the Wallace Line (google it) indicating ancient mixture in Asia, but they found this in Spain, a long way from Asia.  As a result, the story lines of recenter human evolution are messed up.

As DNA analysis get more nuanced and human remains are more digged upped, the results will get resultinger.

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