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New ancestor of humans

Genomic analysis of the Jarawas and Onge tribes of the Andaman and Nicobar islands has yielded “strong” evidence of existence of a new ancestor of humans. Scientists have also shed light on the mystery of the short height of the Andamanese tribes. “People have speculated that there could be more ancestors to the human and these ancestors are offshoots of the Heidelberg man,” Partha Majumder, director National Institute of Biomedical Genomics, said.  Neanderthals, Denisovans, and modern humans are considered to have descended from Homo heidelbergensis  that appeared around 600,000 years ago in Ethiopia.

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