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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 1131
Professor
D.Sandgathe
Semester
Summer

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Recent Discovery in Denisova Cave Siberia  mtDNA from finger bone (found 2008, announced in 2010)  Found something that is not Neanderthal but not human  Dates to 50,000-30,000 years ago – when Neanderthals were disappearing and modern humans were coming in  Neanderthal DNA differs from modern human DNA by approximately 200 base pairs  Suggests a split time of c. 500,000 years ago  This new Denisova mtDNA differs from us and Neanderthals by almost
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