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90,000-year-old human hybrid found in ancient cave

It seems that the idea of free love started a lot earlier than the 1960s. An international team of researchers has found a tiny bone fragment belonging to an ancient hominin, named ‘Denny’ by the team, that had a Neanderthal for a mother and a Denisovan for a father – two of the closest extinct relatives of currently living humans.

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Bonnie Penton
An ancient strain of plague may have led to the decline of Neolithic Europeans Stone Age, Science Artwork, Ancient History Archaeology, Eurasian Steppe, Human Remains, Science Magazine, Oldest Human, Archaeology News, Alternate History

An ancient strain of plague may have led to the decline of Neolithic Europeans

A team of researchers from France, Sweden, and Denmark have identified a new strain of Yersinia pestis, the bacteria that causes plague, in DNA extracted from 5,000-year-old human remains. Their analyses, publishing Dec. 6 in the journal Cell, suggest that this strain is the closest ever identified to the genetic origin of plague. Their work also suggests that plague may have been spread among Neolithic European settlements by traders, contributing to their decline.

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Jennifer Dickerman