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Earliest ancient human interbreeding event discovered

Neanderthal SkullFor three years, anthropologist Alan Rogers has attempted to solve an evolutionary puzzle. His research untangles millions of years of human evolution by analyzing DNA strands from ancient human species known as hominins. “We’ve never known about this episode of interbreeding and we’ve never been able to estimate the size of the super-archaic population,” said Alan Rogers, lead author of the study. “We’re just shedding light on an interval on human evolutionary history that was previously completely dark.”

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Last Updated: 3/2/20