Scientists have identified a completely new human species from China

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Another new discovery in China.

Your family tree just got wider. Scientists have analyzed fossils found in China, and deemed them to be from a new human species unlike any ever identified before; say hello to your long-lost cousin.

The skull, originally unearthed in 1979 in the Guangxi Province of China, has only now been fully analyzed (talk about procrastination, right?). It turns out that it has thick bones, extremely prominent brow ridges, a very short, flat face, and also lacks our typically human chin. “In short, it is anatomically unique among all members of the human evolutionary tree,” explains researcher Darren Curnoe to New Scientist…

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Ancient Humans Dubbed ‘Denisovans’ Discovered

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Similar yet unique skulls

Scientists say an entirely separate type of human identified from bones in Siberia co-existed and interbred with our own species. The ancient humans have been dubbed ‘Denisovans’ after the caves in Siberia where their remains were found. A study in Nature journal shows that Denisovans co-existed with Neanderthals perhaps around 50,000 years ago.

This provides confirmation there were at least four distinct types of human in existence when anatomically modern humans first left their African homeland… Continue reading… “Ancient Humans Dubbed ‘Denisovans’ Discovered”

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