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10 things we learned about our human ancestors in 2020


#Early humans left behind clues — footprints, chiseled rocks, genetic material and more — that can reveal our species survived and spread across #Earth. These ancient people weren’t so different from us; they traveled far and wide, hooked up with one another and even mined for natural resources (in this case, the reddish mineral ochre). #Here are 10 things we learned about our human ancestors in 2020.

1. #Mystery lover

#An unidentified ancestor that interbred with humans may have been #Standing man (skull shown here). (#Image credit: #Shutterstock)
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#Early humans (homo sapiens) didn’t sleep with just one other. #About 1 million years ago, H. sapiens had several rendezvous with another mystery species, and our species still carries some of these genes today, a study in the journal PLOS #Genetics found.



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https://www.livescience.com/human-ancestors-discoveries-2020.html

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