Is this a new species of human being?

Scientists have extracted DNA from a bone discovered in Siberia that almost certainly belongs to a new kind of human – one that may have lived as recently as 30,000 years ago. Will this transform our views of human evolution? From nothing more than a piece of bone from a child?s little finger, the human family tree has gained another member, one who lived alongside modern humans perhaps as recently as 30,000 years ago. Yesterday?s revelation, that ... Full Story »

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Mary Smith
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by Mary Smith - May. 27, 2010

This article presents various debates among palaeontologists that will be affected by a new finding. Primarily, the article highlights the potential wealth of knowledge about evolution as a result of developing DNA analysis.

I really liked this article. Just as I was beginning to ask myself if this was a practical joke, Sample threw in a sympathetic quote from Prof. Brown. As the piece unfolds so does the possibility of new answers to questions brought up by established theories of human evolution, specifically location.

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