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Genetic traces of extinct human species discovered

| October 1, 2012
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DNA collected from modern hunter-gatherers — the Pygmies of Cameroon, the Sandawe and Hadza of Tanzania, and the Khoe-San of southern Africa — is suggesting a new narrative of our human roots. This more complicated scenario traces our roots to a fractured collection of ethnic groups who periodically interbred across the lines.

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