Tongzi hominids are potentially a new human ancestor in Asia

The Researchers María Martinón-Torres and José María Bermúdez de Castro have co-authored a research about the hominids from Tongzi which was published in the Journal of Human Evolution from the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana(CENIEH) which reveals that Tongzi teeth do not fit the morphological pattern of traditional Homo erectus and that these teeth could potentially represent the highly targeted “Denisovans”. Continue reading “Tongzi hominids are potentially a new human ancestor in Asia”

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Genome-wide data from a 40,000-year-old man in China reveals complicated genetic history of Asia

The biological makeup of humans in East Asia is shaping up to be a very complex story, with greater diversity and more distant contacts than previously known, according to a new study in Current Biology analyzing the genome of a man that died in the Tianyuan Cave near Beijing, China 40,000 years ago. Continue reading “Genome-wide data from a 40,000-year-old man in China reveals complicated genetic history of Asia”

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