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25th November 2013, 10:15 PM
Interesting little article:

26th November 2013, 11:05 AM
Reminds me also of this link about a book recently given in another forum:


(sidenote: the ancient-origins text has a mistake: it's homo heidelgerGensis (not -bern-), Heidelberg is a town in Germany where the first specimen was found)

26th November 2013, 01:18 PM
That is a giant facepalm. Giant. Facepalm.
In fact,
I didn't even finish my Master's in Anthropology and can answer most of the questions (or misinformation) he uses as the basis for his theories. Yeesh.

27th November 2013, 06:27 PM
I read the original article on which this lay and sensationalist 'article' is derived. The scientific article merely posits that another close relative hominem was extant during the same period modern humans were migrating over the Eurasian continent. Neanderthals, Denisovans and (?) what... The what is presumed to be an unknown East Asian contemporary hominem.

One should be careful of 'scientific' articles like this. The record is incomplete, that's all.

27th November 2013, 11:06 PM
But it's interesting, isn't it? I know that when I had my DNA tested I turned out I had 95% H. Sapiens, 4% Neanderthal, and about 2% 'unknown'. Hee hee. You can imagine the jokes that ensued.

28th November 2013, 05:20 PM
You can imagine the jokes that ensued.

I can imagine :-P. When people are inclined to suspect you are part alien anyway :).