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posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 05:32 AM
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I have no idea what forum this should be posted in
It is very interesting though



The human family tree just got another — mysterious — branch, an African "sister species" to the heavy-browed Neanderthals that once roamed Europe. While no fossilized bones have been found from these enigmatic people, they did leave a calling card in present-day Africans: snippets of foreign DNA. There's only way one that genetic material could have made it into modern human populations. "Geneticists like euphemisms, but we're talking about sex," said Joshua Akey of the University of Washington in Seattle, whose lab identified the foreign DNA in three groups of modern Africans. These genetic leftovers do not resemble DNA from any modern-day humans. The foreign DNA also does not resemble Neanderthal DNA, which shows up in the DNA of some modern-day Europeans, Akey said. That means the newly identified DNA came from an unknown group.


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posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 07:06 AM
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It's wonderful to see discoveries like this ever expanding the boundaries of our understandings as it applies to early human origins.

Hopefully, this thread won't get inundated by the 'ancient aliens' and anunnaki crowd, or the fallen angels coupling with ancient humans sort.



posted on Jul, 28 2012 @ 05:57 PM
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Originally posted by Druscilla
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Hopefully, this thread won't get inundated by the 'ancient aliens' and anunnaki crowd, or the fallen angels coupling with ancient humans sort.


why would it not be?

is that not exactly what is being discussed?


"Geneticists like euphemisms, but we're talking about sex," said Joshua Akey



Genesis 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 12:41 PM
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Okay so it's actually NOT Neanderthal DNA or even really Neanderthal type. It's some other kind of human DNA we really know nothing about yet. We don't even have bones to examine. How exciting. The people in Africa can be broken down into diverse, recognizable groups. Meaning a lot of the time you can tell somebody is from a certain tribe or region in Africa just by looking at them. For example Somalians, Nigerians, Ethiopians can be distinguished from one another fairly easily. It was claimed in the Rwandan conflict that Hutus could be distinguished from Tutsis (though much of the distiction was really in large measure a false construct of society and colonial policies or a possible result of ancient intermixing with caucasians)

Is this DNA present in all homogenous, indigenous Africans currently living all across the entire continent or is it found in just select subsets? If we can confirm this DNA is isolated to a distinct group, I wonder if we can speculate what these missing mystery ancestors might have been like by studying modern day decendents for traits unique to them.



posted on Jul, 29 2012 @ 12:52 PM
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At the risk of sounding like a worthless racist, perhaps with the discovery of this "unknown" DNA, there is something to the notion of the "skull size" of the so-called "Mongoloids". Perhaps in the late 19th century, some members of the African tribes these anthropologists studied really were physically different as a result of their different DNA?

en.wikipedia.org...-1918
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