DailyDirt: Looking Back At Ancient Humans

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Our ancient ancestors had a pretty tough life without fire, farming techniques and 4G wireless internet connections. But they managed to create cave paintings that still exist today, and we're still finding cool stuff that pre-historic people left behind. Here are just a few interesting links to our great-great-great...-great grandparents. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post.
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Filed Under: ancestors, evolution, genetics, homo erectus, homo floresiensis, homo sapiens, neanderthals


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 30 Aug 2012 @ 8:58pm

    Re: little did she know

    Mitochondrial Eve was not the "mother of humanity" in any meaningful sense; she was the last female-line ancestor common to all human beings alive today

    do you note you said "Ancestor common to ALL HUMAN BEING ALINE TODAY". That is why show is the "mother of HUMANITY, humans.. it's just not possible for 'one of her daughters' to take that role. by being her daughter, Eve is her mother, a daughter can be a mother, but not the daughter of the mother..

    there is ONLY one linege of Homo, there is no indication at all in the dna record, or fossal record that indicates any intermixing of species..

    It is common knowledge that Homo Erectus was not the only Homo species living in Africa, but there is no indiates that interbred, or that we are 'from' more than one species.

    The "new species' in china, has been disproved for the last 20 years, that was a construct of Mao, infact the native chinese are closely related to American Indian according to DNA analysis.

    Ho you are always good for some misinformation,

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