The Neanderthals and Denisovan live together in a Siberian cave for nearly 100,000 years.
The human family tree becomes more confused than this The show of Jerry SpringerWe already know Homo sapiens and the Neanderthals sleep together. We also know that both have slept with the mysterious "Denisovan" human relatives who were initially identified in the Denisova cave in Siberia in 2010. Now researchers have found that Neanderthals and Denis were in the same Siberian cave by tens of thousands of years.
Two studies published in January 2018 nature draw a fuller picture of what's happening in the love escape with high ceilings nestled in the Altai mountains. Archaeological evidence from the cave suggests that Denisovani moved about 287,000 years ago, much earlier than before. Neanderthals seem to have joined the denizens in the cave about 193,000 years ago and lived with them for nearly 100,000 years.
These Neanderthals and denizens were more than just roommates. Last year, the researchers tested the remains A 13-year-old girl who lives in the cave and discovers that she has a Neanderthal mother and father of Denisovan. Some archaeologists think Homo sapiens– the only surviving type of hominin – may have lived in the Siberian cave and at some point, based on a secret new nature studies.
Mostly, nature studies have shown that Denisons has left the cave about 55,000 years ago, long after the Neanderthals had moved. But even after both groups have gone, archaeologists have discovered artifacts in the cave dating from 43,000 to 49,000 years. These ornaments made of bones, animal teeth, ivory mammoth, and ostrich egg shell resemble modern human artifacts found elsewhere. But so far archaeologists have not found such Homo sapiens remains in the cave.
Like Kate Wong, Editor – in – Chief of the Scientific American, he said into a Twitter threadthis raises an intriguing question – whether the denizens had our skills?
"Not so long standardized bone instruments and symbolic items such as jewels are seen as markers of modern human knowledge and behavior exclusively for members of our own species," writes Wong, who also writes about the new study of the cave in Scientific American, "In recent years, it has become clear that Neanderthals are doing such things … The ability of Denisovans to develop symbols and complex tools further complicates the picture."
If Denizin did these artifacts, that would raise even more questions. For example, do the denizens develop their own orthography skills or learn these skills from someone else? It is possible that many communities of Hominins develop these skills independently at different points in history. It is also possible for modern people to learn some of their skills from the Hominins that are now missing.
2010's were filled with discoveries showing ancient Homo sapiens we were not so far ahead of everyone else as we thought. Archaeologists have identified a 500,000-year-old shell engraved with geometric drawings that precede both modern humans and Neanderthals. This means that his designer must have been a more ancient human ancestor Homo erectus, "the upright man".
In particular, Neanderthals enjoy good publicity. Researchers have found that the Neanderthals in France He knew how to create a fire 50,000 years ago, which is earlier than all the evidence we have for modern people. They also found that Neanderthals in Germany 300,000 years ago may have hunted off game by throwing spears.
Without more research, it is not clear who could make ornaments in the Siberian cave. So far we know that Neanderthals-Dennis's love is a little old place where they could come together.