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A thigh bone nearly 45,000 years old brings up several unanswered questions in the researchers’ minds. It compels experts to think the degree of intimation between modern man and Stone Age ancestors.
The leg bone was discovered from the banks of the Irtysh River of Siberia in 2008. A Russian artist accidently got hold of the oldest bone of the human species that passed it to a native paleontologist. After several months paleontologist l supplied it to another group in Leipzig.
It amazed researchers to know the original age of the bone. The DNA informed that the man is approximately 43,000 to 47,000 years old. Bence Viola, co-author of the study reported that the bone was so pretty fossilized.
Moreover, the bone pointed out numerous things related to the interaction of Neanderthals with Africans and other people. It indicated the time period at which modern humans and Neanderthals first matted.
The most interesting thing is that the bone contains nearly two percent of the genome of Neanderthals. The ratio is almost similar to the amount of genome found in modern Africans.
Live Science stated that Neanderthals DNA piece means that the H.sapiens started matting with Neanderthals almost 50,000 to 60,000 years ago.
However, the connection between this pre-historic species and modern man are still in the dark. Merely the human migration of Africa to Eurasia supports the relationship of the two species. Eurasia came across Neanderthals nearly 60,000 years ago. The two groups matted because of which Neanderthals DNA was transferred in the modern human being.
This report signifies that every person on this Earth has 1 or 4 percent of Neanderthals DNA in his body.