Mysterious 'ghost population' of ancient humans discovered

A 'ghost population' lived in West Africa about half a million years ago, and its genes live on in people today, scientists believe.

14.2.2020

A mysterious population of ancient humans lived in West Africa about half a million years ago, and scientists believe their genes still live on in people today.

A 'ghost population' lived in West Africa about half a million years ago, and its genes live on in people today, scientists believe.

(CNN)A mysterious population of ancient humans lived in West Africa about half a million years ago, and scientists believe their genes still live on in people today. One of the features that distinguishes modern humans (right) from Neandertals (left) is a globular shape of the braincase.​This"archaic ghost population" appears to have diverged from modern humans before Neanderthals split off from the family tree, according to the research published by the"Science Advances" journal.The split appeared to have taken place between 360,000 and a million years ago, say the researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles. These ancient humans had babies with the ancestors of present-day Africans, much as Neanderthals reproduced with the ancestors of modern Europeans, wrote geneticists Arun Durvasula and Sriram Sankararaman. DNA from this archaic population makes up between 2% and 19% of modern West Africans' genetic ancestry, they said.Neanderthal (left) and modern human skeleton.Well-established research, the study says, has established the existence of Neanderthal DNA in modern European populations, and Denisovan DNA in Oceanic populations. Read MoreThe UCLA researchers said that"while several studies have revealed contributions from deep lineages to the ancestry of present-day Africans, the nature of these contributions remains poorly understood." This is in part because of sparse fossil records in Africa and the difficulty of obtaining ancient DNA. The scientists from UCLA overcame these challenges to find the"ghost" of the hominin tribe by using computer modeling techniques on modern DNA.They built"genome-wide maps of archaic ancestry" across four West African ethnic populations living in three countries: Nigeria, Sierra Leone and the Gambia. There's a little cave man in all of us: Early human inbreeding Researchers compared 405 genomes of West Africans with Neanderthal and Denisovan genomes, and worked out whether there had been interbreeding among an unknown hominin whose ancestors split off from the human family tree before Neanderthals. Data suggests this may have involved multiple populations.Professor Joel D. Irish, a bioarchaeologist at Liverpool John Moores University, told CNN there were probably many different ancient human populations. "I think at one time, there'd have been all sorts of populations, with genetics different enough to look a bit different," he said. "Everybody tends to mate with everybody. I think we're going to find more and more of these 'ghost' populations coming up."After extracting the first genomes from the bones of Stone Age hominins, scientists discovered in 2010 that the early ancestors of Europeans, Asians and Americans reproduced with Neanderthals.Last month, researchers from Princeton's Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics said they also detected Neanderthal ancestry in Africans for the first time.Their data indicated that a wave of modern humans left Africa for Europe about 200,000 years ago and interbred with Neanderthals, before migrating back to Africa.It cast doubt on the widely held"out of Africa" theory of human migration, meaning that modern humans originated in Africa and dispersed to the rest of the world in a single wave between 60,000 and 80,000 years ago.CNN's Katie Hunt contributed to this story. Read more: CNN

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The 'ghost' of an unknown human species has been found in West Africans living todayThe genetic marker is similar to what is seen with modern humans, Neanderthals and Denisovans. Yeah we all watched Battlestar Galactica...its cylons

The MAGA crowd are their direct descendants. There have been genocides and mixed phenotypes as long as there has been humans. amazing Wow Wow That might explain why mostly Africans are lazy and slow, sometimes they walk like ghosts, on Ramadan time looks like they gonna fainted. I think Adam and Eve heĺd the human gene,they had no race or religion,would man ever know.

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Wow... we needed scientists to tell us this? Nothing wee we no go hear

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Not surprising at all... Ancient civilization have existed for hundreds of thousands of years. Noticed how the ancient “Neanderthal” skulls brain is bigger than the modern man brain... Ancient man was smart, hardworking and knew how to bend nature to their will just like we do I think this only proves that men will sleep with anything....lol

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GOD................Could you please have a brainstorming session with me......to FIX all the problems at your planet GOD................Could you please have a brainstorming session with me......to FIX all the problems at your planet GOD.....going forward....is it possible to send all the human being at this planet IN THE SAME COLOR ? GOD.....going forward....is it possible to send all the human being at this planet IN THE SAME COLOR ?

GOD.....I've new idea. CHAMELEONS You only created chameleons. Could you please give the same features to human being.....changing Color based on situations. BLACK, WHITE & BROWN....USA, AFRICA & ASIA. GOD...R U GETTING MY POINT At least....FIX Color based fighting. GOD.....I've new idea. CHAMELEONS You only created chameleons. Could you please give the same features to human being.....changing Color based on situations. BLACK, WHITE & BROWN....AFRICA, USA & ASIA. GOD...R U GETTING MY POINT At least....FIX Color based fighting.

GOD.....I've new idea. CHAMELEONS You only created chameleons. Could you please give the same features to human being.....changing Color based on situations. BLACK, WHITE & BROWN....AFRICA, USA & ASIA. GOD...R U GETTING MY POINT At least...FIX Color based fighting. GOD....I've new idea. CHAMELEONS You only created chameleons. Could you please give the same features to human being.....changing Color based on situations. BLACK, WHITE & BROWN....AFRICA, USA & ASIA. GOD...R U GETTING MY POINT At least....FIX Color based fighting.

GOD.....I've new idea. CHAMELEONS You only created chameleons. Could you please give the same features to human being.....changing Color based on situations. BLACK, WHITE & BROWN...AFRICA, USA & ASIA. GOD...R U GETTING MY POINT At least....FIX Color based fighting. Well, have you seen Acosta head? We wuz kangz n shiet?

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This is how they died The prodigal son..came back..hey dad look what I did..biblical or biological, there was an Adam and Eve Salmanabahh moe’s skull



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