Mysterious 'ghost population' of ancient humans discovered

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. 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 ...
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Added February 13, 2020
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