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Oldest human DNA discovery in Spain scrambles evolution theory

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 12:27

Researchers have been able to determine an almost complete mitochondrial genome sequence of a 400,000-year-old hominin from Sima de los Huesos, a unique cave site in Northern Spain.

Scientists discover early relative of man

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 19:35

Scientists have discovered a previously unknown human relative, with whom ancient man must have had sex with.

Extinct human relatives interbred with mystery species

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 20, 2013, 17:27

An extinct human relative interbred with a mystery human species, according to a new study.

Denisovans crossed Wallace`s Line and interbred with modern humans

Last Updated: Friday, October 18, 2013, 13:27

The Denisovans - newly discovered ancient human relative - crossed one of the world`s most prominent marine barriers in Indonesia, and interbred with modern humans moving through the area on the way to Australia and New Guinea, scientists have claimed.

Genome sequencing of extinct human reveals brown-eyed girl

Last Updated: Friday, August 31, 2012, 11:01

Researchers have sequenced the genome of a recently discovered branch of extinct humans known as the Denisovans that once interbred with us.

Human evolution `occurred outside Africa also`

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 01, 2011, 17:21

Scientists have claimed that human evolution also occurred outside Africa, after they found evidence that people in East Asia share genetic material with Denisovans.