DNA yields secrets of human pioneer
By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC NewsDNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals. The genome sequence from a thigh bone found in Siberia shows the first episode of mixing occurred between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago. The male hunter is one of the earliest modern humans discovered in Eurasia. The study in Nature journal also supports the finding that our species emerged from Africa some 60,000 years ago, before spreading around the world. The analysis raises the possibility that the human line first emerged millions of years earlier than current estimates.
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For those who think Bigfoot may be a relic human or Neanderthal this will be worth following as more information is disclosed. If humans were interbreeding with other similar species ,Bigfoot could have been a hybrid species of some sort. Interesting thought.