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05/07/2010 06:14 PM ID: 84025 Permalink   

Fossilized Pinky Finger Belongs to New Species of Homonid

 

A fossilized finger found in a cave in the Altai mountains of southern Siberia has been dated at 40,000 years, belonging to a modern human relative.

Sequencing of the Mitochondrial DNA revealed that not only is it not the DNA of a modern human, but is also not that of a Neanderthal and is therefore an entirely new and different species of human.

Comparing Human Mt-DNA to that of a Neanderthal shows about 200 differences. Comparing Human Mt-DNA to this new species shows 400 differences, meaning that this species is about twice as far removed from us as Neanderthals were.

 
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  This is turning out to be a good day for me.  
 
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  by: VermiciousG     05/07/2010 06:21 PM     
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Because google usually isnt with me behind the keyboard...but are the Altai Mountains not in Mongolia...?

Beside that...interesting find...IT WAS AN ATLANTIAN!
 
  by: sirez   05/10/2010 01:14 AM     
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Most of them. Some are in southern Russia. The Himalayas are in India, China, Bhutan, Tibet, Nepal and probably a couple other countries that I forgot.
 
  by: VermiciousG     05/10/2010 06:09 AM     
 
 
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