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DNA identifies new ancient human dubbed 'X-woman'

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posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 08:57 PM
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DNA identifies new ancient human dubbed 'X-woman'


news.bbc.co.uk

Scientists have identified a previously unknown type of ancient human through analysis of DNA from a finger bone unearthed in a Siberian cave.

The extinct "hominin" (human like creature) lived in Central Asia between 48,000 and 30,000 years ago.

An international team has sequenced genetic material from the fossil showing that it is distinct from that of Neanderthals and modern humans.

Details of the find, dubbed "X-woman", have been published in Nature journal.
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posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 08:57 PM
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This is an amazing discovery! A type of humanoid creature that is genetically distinct from Neanderthals or Homo Erectus.

IMHO this could add further weight to the ancient astronaut theory, however I will keep an eye on this find to see if any more information comes out before jumping to the conclusion that it's of extra terrestrial origin.




news.bbc.co.uk
(visit the link for the full news article)

[edit on 24-3-2010 by IceColdPro]



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 09:05 PM
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Woah, Read the article again. The new find WAS related, but came out of Africa at a different time and was perhaps a different species. They are still doing DNA research to determine the species difference and are not finished.

Think dog, fox, and wolf. They are related, but different species, just like Neanderthals and Homo Erectus are related. No need to introduce aliens to have different species. Heck Homo Erectus and Neanderthals were different species who lived in the same area at the same time and they were not aliens. They both came out of Africa, just at different times. This is just perhaps one more. It makes logical sense and is a great find that could teach us more once it is confirmed. They are going back to the cave to look for more as one finger bone is not enough to be 100% certain.

That is also a poor article as it only mentioned Three hominids not four, forgetting Homo Floresiensis.

Here is a better article on the subject: Possible new Human group discovered

Notice this important passage from the article:

“Back at the time this lineage came out of Africa, it had to have been a distinct group, perhaps a distinct species,” he said. “But whether or not this individual was a distinct species, we have to wait for the nuclear DNA.”

Those NUclear DNA tests are still being conducted and we need to wait for those results before we can determine for sure that it represents a new species and not just a subgroup.



[edit on 24/3/10 by Terapin]



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