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The True Origins of Homo Sapiens (Video)


In 2004, a significant discovery was made when fossils were found and published, suggesting the existence of a dwarf species of humans. This finding raised intriguing questions about the origins and evolution of modern humans. Today, we know that modern humans have Neanderthal DNA in their genomes, adding a layer of complexity to our understanding of our genetic history. These discoveries continue to deepen our knowledge of human evolution, providing insights into the rich and diverse ancestry of Homo sapiens. While some questions still remain unanswered, ongoing research promises to shed more light on our past and unravel the mysteries that have been raised.

During an interview on History Hit, the topic of discussion revolved around the origins of modern humans and the wealth of evidence that has emerged in recent years. The guest, Professor Chris Stringer, emphasized the significant advancements in the field of paleoanthropology. With the discovery of fossils and improved dating techniques, researchers have gained valuable insights into early humans and their various species. They have also been able to extract DNA from ancient remains, uncovering the genetic contributions of Neanderthals and Denisovans to the modern human gene pool. This expanding knowledge allows us to appreciate the complexity of human evolution and the coexistence of multiple hominid species in the past, providing a deeper understanding of our own species, Homo sapiens.

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Joanna completed a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) degree in Australia and published research in the field of Educational Psychology. She has a rich and varied career, ranging from teaching... Read More

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