How many species of ancient people actuallyexisted? Most likely we will not find out the exact answer to this question for a long time. The fact is that new discoveries occur constantly - here and there archaeologists find fossils belonging to the ancestors of man. Recently, scientists discovered a pair of children's milk teeth buried in a remote archaeological site in northeast Siberia. It turned out that the find belongs to a previously unknown species of people. According to scientists, they lived during the last ice age.
Who survived the ice age?
In a large-scale study conducted inin different places in Siberia, baby milk teeth were discovered. Experts estimate the age of the remains at 10,000 years. This suggests that ancient people survived in extreme conditions 31,000 years ago. Experts suggest that they hunted woolly mammoths, rhinos and bison.
Moreover, according to scientists, the fossils found have genetic similarities with Native Americans. Yes, that's right - for the first time in history, such close genetic ties have been found outside the United States.
Scientists call the new group of people “ancientNorthern Siberians. " According to researchers, their existence is a significant part of human history. The study involved an international group of scientists, including Russian specialists. The study itself is published in the journal Nature.
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Where did ancient people live?
DNA was extracted from the only human remains - two tiny milk teeth - they were found in a large archaeological site near the Yana River.
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The monument was found by Russian scientists back in 2001. This is a one-of-a-kind monument testifying to the presence of a person in the Arctic. In addition to the remains of ancient people, more than 2500 thousand artifacts from bones were discovered there, as well as stone tools belonging to our ancestors. What do you think about this?
Where did the ancestors of the Europeans live?
The age of the discovered find coincides in timewith a period of decline in the Neanderthal population. In central Russia, including northern Siberia, samples of the human genome were previously discovered in ancient archaeological sites.
According to scientists, "the ancient northern Siberians"more closely associated with Europeans than with Asians, and seem to have migrated from Western Eurasia shortly after the divergence between Europeans and Asians. The genetic connection of these ancient people with the first Americans suggests the discovery of a “missing link” in understanding the genetics of Native American origin.
So, discovered milk teeth that, byAccording to scientists, children lost in a natural way, gave us a new idea of isolation and mixing of the population, which occurred during the coldest and harshest time of the ice age. By and large, these remains belong to the genealogy of the peoples who have since become the ancestors of the indigenous peoples of North and South America.
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