Links for 25th March 2010

Fresh from the clogged tubes of teh intarwubs…

  1. Neither Neanderthal nor sapiens: new human relative IDed

    "… the completely unexpected: a Siberian cave has yielded evidence of an entirely unknown human relative that appears to have shared Asia with both modern humans and Neanderthals less than 50,000 years ago. The find comes courtesy of a single bone from individual's hand. Lest you think that paleontologists are overinterpreting a tiny fragment, it wasn't the shape of the bone that indicates the presence of a new species—it was the DNA that it contained."

    Tagged with: anthropologyhumanprehistoricarchaeology

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