Wow! Genetic analysis of a human bone fragment found in Siberia reveals that her parents belonged to two different groups of humans: her father was Denisovan and her mother Neanderthal.

A female who died around 90,000 years ago was half Neanderthal and half Denisovan, according to genome analysis of a bone discovered in a Siberian cave. This is the first time scientists have identified an ancient individual whose parents belonged to distinct human groups. The findings were published on 22 August in Nature1.

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How an Archaeological Experiment Revealed California’s Ancient Past

San Nicolas Island, the most remote and one of the smallest of California’s Channel Islands, is more than 60 miles from the mainland. The seas around the island are frequently rough and stormy, but they’re rich in underwater life thanks to kelp beds and rocky reefs that support thriving fish populations. Despite its remote location, San Nicolas Island was home to Indigenous populations as early as 6,000 years ago.

Scientists say they’ve found the remains of a prehistoric female whose mother was a Neanderthal and whose father belonged to another extinct group of human relatives known as Denisovans.

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Did Ancient People Die Young?

Edward the Confessor, one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England, died when he was in his early 60s. This illustration depicts the deposition of his body in a tomb at London’s Westminster Abbey in 1066.Historical Picture Archive/Getty Images

This article was originally published at Aeon.

You might have seen the cartoon: two cavemen sitting outside their cave knapping stone tools. One says to the other: “Something’s just not right—our air is clean, our water is pure, we all get plenty of exercise, everything we eat is organic and free-range, and yet nobody lives past 30.”

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