Denisova Cave

Ancient Humans Bred with Completely Unknown Species

A new study presented to the Royal Society meeting on ancient DNA in London last week has revealed a dramatic finding – the genome of one of our ancient ancestors, the Denisovans, contains a segment of DNA that seems to have come from another species that is currently unknown to science. The discovery suggests that there was rampant interbreeding between ancient human species in Europe and Asia more than 30,000 years ago. But, far more significant was the finding that they also mated with a mystery species from Asia – one that is neither human nor Neanderthal. 

Scientists launched into a flurry of discussion and debate upon hearing the study results and immediately began speculating about what this unknown species could be.  Some have suggested that a group may have branched off to Asia from the Homo heidelbernensis, who resided in Africa about half a million years ago. They are believed to be the ancestors of Europe's Neanderthals. 

However others, such as Chris Stringer, a paleoanthropologist at the London Natural History Museum, admitted that they “don’t have the faintest idea” what the mystery species could be.

Traces of the unknown new genome were detected in two teeth and a finger bone of a Denisovan, which was discovered in a Siberian cave. There is not much data available about the appearance of Denisovans due to lack of their fossils' availability, but the geneticists and researchers succeeded in arranging their entire genome very precisely.

"What it begins to suggest is that we're looking at a 'Lord of the Rings'-type world - that there were many hominid populations," Mark Thomas, an evolutionary geneticist at University College London.

The question is now: who were these mystery people that the Denisovans were breeding with?

By April Holloway

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It was the a certain species of the greys that mixes their dna with the neanderthals to creat the caucasians and a certain types of grey mixing dna again with the neanderthals to creat the asians. I know the names of each species but am forgetting at the moment. Point is, I know the truth.

you should "creat" a sensical statement before making bold claims that you have the answer.

try "sensible" instead of "sensical".

"Sensical" is in fact correct, since it's antonym "NONsensical" describes the content of the previous comment quite accurately. Whilst your comment in itself wasn't nonsensical, it simply wasn't very sensible, given the inaccuracy of it's usage.

Who cares about people's grammar? Are we trying to show our superiority by correcting other people's diction? Try to get the content of what is being stated. I find it amazing that on a website that is supposed to welcome "alternative" views on ancient history/human origins, that so many people are ridiculed or mocked for proposing an alien-visitation/intervention theory, or any advanced "prehistoric" civilization (aka Atlantis). There IS a mother-load of evidence to indicate that such theories are sound; for one, read Graham Hancock's "Fingerprints of the Gods" (in its entirety and with an open mind). Spare the snark/sarcasm, it doesn't make anyone appear more intelligent.

Grammar and syntax are important in that they are indications of credibility or the lack of it.  If one is sloppy or wildly inaccurate about his/her grammar, spelling, punctuation or syntax, the reader is left wondering whether he is just as sloppy or inaccurate about the facts he is offering in his comment.  By the way, Malta, the term is "mother lode", not "mother load".    

Toss a piano down a coal mine and you get A flat minor.

Grammar and syntax are important indications of credibility. If one is inaccurate with grammar, spelling, punctuation or syntax, are they just as sloppy or inaccurate about the facts offered in their comments. Here, here. I would make allowances for those with English as a second language. But sometimes inaccurate grammar is just too hard to figure out and too open to misinterpretation.

Do you want to get technical "Last Past"? You can't toss a piano "down" a coal mine, the angle is not that steep - so you're probably referring to a pit. If you do toss a piano down a pit, you end-up with shattered pieces - I doubt you will hear a musical note. Thanks for the folk-wisdom though!

It sounds more like you forget the truth.

sad how people who DO actually know things people shun them down as if even YOU yourself know the truth... we could all be wrong... even those who so DEARLY stick to evolution. Science not only proves itself wrong, but its main acceptance and main point is to prove itself wrong so its right in the first place... lmao life is much deeper then we may put it at times and shun others down at it being "normal"

Bob, do you even speak English? I'm sorry, but whatever it is you are trying to say is lost in the complete gibberish that is your post.

Science admits when it is wrong and is self correcting, faith has to be force to understand what they think has no basis in science

Science admits it is wrong only when forced to. Seems to me science has become a religion itself. Oh and science is an offshoot of religion. Child of, so to speak. Do all children treat their parents badly? In this age it seems so.

Well they were obviously genetically close enough to the other species to breed successfully. That is if I'm reading this correctly. Viable offspring?

Check out the Sumerian tablets of life, check out www.david icke.com check out spirit science - the hidden history of mankind on you tube. The alien theory is more than just a theory!

It's not even a hypothesis.

That could be a good possibility

Yes, I would agree. From what I understand, the Sumerians recorded how the "gods" created a new race through an intermingling of their essence/DNA with primitive humans during this period - inspiring the story of Adam ("first man") and Eve - the first "modern" humans.. Before this theory is just dismissed, remember that the Sumerians also had the story of a Great Flood (prior to Noah and his Ark) - and so what they record may be referring to real-world events rather than "myths".

No mystery here. "Gods" were actually heroes in those day. Besides people were breeding with any others that came along, that is human nature.

The great flood has been shown by geologists to have been a world event around 6600 BC when an ice bank in Canada gave way and the water raised the level of the oceans world wide. Of course it would be recorded in many different cultures or passed down orally for generations.

Icke is a fruit bat and he has no proof, just ideas like anybody else...just stupider

1 human beings are not descendant of neanderthal.
2 Negro came before Caucasoid
3Alien DNA (i mean one species away not lightyears) can not mix, a dog cannot bare the young of a cat, nor a human the young of a Chimp, just not possible.

so to conclude.
neanderthal did not evolve into human beings, so no amount of genetic altering can change that, what you get is a genetically altered Neanderthal, not a human. and even if you could, the first human beings where african and finally to know a truth is to observe fact not proclamation.
but what ever, point is, you know.

No...Neanderthal did not evolve into Human beings, they were human beings already, they just weren't Cro-Magnons, and just recently, there was a show on PBS, about how modern day "Humans" (to use your terminology, so you can understand it) actually can have up to 4% of their DNA be Neanderthal, depending on what race you are, or, where your race originated (that means "came from"), I'm not saying that EVERY Neanderthal would be viable as a parent going either way (as in, a Mother, or Father), just as not all modern-day "Humans" successfully mate, but, somewhere along the line, it actually worked...mutation is such a wonderful thing...it's why the egg comes before the chicken...

Race is a social construct with limited, if any biological basis. the article is about species of humans.

Just parroting anti-white marxist propaganda is not an argument. It takes an extremely stupid person to ignore the obvious and buy into this disgusting communistic world view. Race is real, and genetics prove it.

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Hello Ron, saying we are anti-white is quite absurd, especially considering we are white ourselves. And nobody said there is no race. What it appears, however, is that different races were formed by interbreeding between different types of ancient humans. There are multiple studies to indicate that now.  

Hmmmm....I'm skeptible.

I can't believe that. The modern humans from Africa mixed slightly with the Neanderthal to create the Europeans and Asians according to recent DNA tests.

Nicholas Hutter, you can't even type. What makes you think anyone would take your comments seriously? "I can't remember" is another thing you have against you... Sorry, Dude. You hold no credibility for me.

Read "Lost Book of Enki", where Zechariah Sitchen decifered the first writings by the Summarians. It said it was the Annanki along with our entire history. A GREAT read.

You mean Nephilim? Try Genesis 6 about 6,000 years ago or Numbers 13 after the flood.

You are correct. I suspect someone will want to get right to cloning this DNA.

The Bible is a hoax.

Definitely "Nephilim" - Genesis 6
The Bible contains all the information we need for anything.

That book was written when they thought the Earth was flat.

Actually check out Isaiah 40:22.

...you couldn't be more wrong about that. You obviously know nothing of the Bible and it's history.

It must be Aliens! No other possible explanation is plausible. How naïve to think that other species of humanoid could exist alongside those we know of. Obviously, any gap in our understanding must be an alien, or god or dragon, or an alien-god-dragon hybrid created in a lab by inter-dimensional Smurfs.

Why are the surfs always meddling in our affairs?

We beseech you, Lord Gargamel, deliver us from the Smurfs!

Because the tide is flowing in their favor.

Every part of this is great. Finally someone is taking the Smurf menace seriously.

Where are these Smurfs and how do I send them money?

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I appreciate the alien-god-dragon theory! :) suites my interests! 

love, light and blessings

AB

When I saw this article I thought, hey, I'd read about that years ago when I was a lad. It was in Genesis chapter 6.
1 Now it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born to them, 2 that the sons of God [angels] saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose.
Genesis 6:1-2 (NKJV)

By Heaven, it appears that science is beginning to catch up with Scripture!

Genesis 6:1-2 Glad to see there are others out there who know their Bible.

I have a friend who is constantly finding out how science is actually proving the Bible, rather than take away from it. My personal belief is that the Earth is only about 6-7 thousand years old to begin with, and that this strange genome could be what scripture is talking about, especially since they have no clue as to what it is.....

"My personal belief is that the Earth is only about 6-7 thousand years old" Are you blind or just plain stupid ?

6-7 thousand years old??? Are you kidding me? And the earth is flat, right?

How in the world could you believe that the Earth is only 6,000 to 7,000 years old? So, can I take it that you believe a talking snake got two people to eat an apple, and we are all born in sin,and doomed to hell by a "loving God" because of that?

Give me a break.

Or could it be a licking snake licked Eve's tree of life and her eyes were opened??? She then put Adam up on that hood feeling and they began to hide their private parts...

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