Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered: Neanderthal-Denisovan ancestors interbred with a distantly related hominin 700,000 years ago — ScienceDaily

A new study documented the earliest known interbreeding event between ancient human populations — a group known as the ‘super-archaics’ in Eurasia interbred with a Neanderthal-Denisovan ancestor about 700,000 years ago. The event was between two populations more distantly related than any other recorded. The authors proposed a revised timeline for human migration out of Africa and into Eurasia. The method for analyzing ancient DNA provides a new way to look farther back into the human lineage.

Source: Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered: Neanderthal-Denisovan ancestors interbred with a distantly related hominin 700,000 years ago — ScienceDaily

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