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Scientists Find “New Kind” of Ancient Human Fragmented parts of a human skull found in the Panninge cave. Credit: University of Hasanuddin

Scientists Find “New Kind” of Ancient Human

Paleogeneticists isolated DNA from the remains of a young woman who died in South Sulawesi about 7.3-7.2 thousand years ago and found that her genome contains fewer genes from Denisovans than most modern Australian Aborigines and Papuans. In addition, it belongs to a previously undescribed population of hunter-gatherers, whose ancestors may have come to Sulawesi before the Papuans, Australian, and Tasmanian aborigines. 

60,000-Year-Old Cave Art in Spain was Made by Neanderthals Close-up views of the coloured stalagmite tower. We now know that this cave art in Spain was painted by Neanderthals around 60,000 years ago. Credit: Africa Marti et al. / Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, 2021

60,000-Year-Old Cave Art in Spain was Made by Neanderthals

Scientists have discovered in the Spanish cave of Ardales drawings left by Neanderthals between 45 and 65 thousand years ago. Chemical analysis showed that the cave art in Spain was of man-made origin, and archaic people brought ocher from outside the monument. Apparently, karst formations played a symbolic role among some groups of Neanderthals.