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Denisovan and Neanderthal Genetic Admixture

© Lori Lappin, the Witch of WITCHCRAFTS ARTISAN ALCHEMY®

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As I wrote in an earlier post, I believe current scientific and genetic data strongly support that archaic Homo sapiens first evolved in Eurasia (bottom red enclosed area, map above), then one population split off and migrated into Africa (brown line). The remaining genetic cluster migrated west and north (as the Himalayan Mountains blocked any migration northeast into Asia). There (the top red enclosed area, map above), this population began to differentiate into Europid, Mongolid and Siberian/Amerindian genetic clusters. During the time my Europid ancestors inhabited this area, we picked up both Denisovan (2.3% in my own genome) and Neanderthal (1.9% in my own genome) ancestry. The location of the Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains is starred.

I now have very specific scientific proof (GEDmatch Archaic Admixture Analysis) of Denisovan and Altai Neanderthal genetic admixtures in myself, chromosome by chromosome. Both of these archaic specimens living separated by tens of thousands of years in time were found in Denisova Cave in the Altai region:

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Specimen F999902 (top row in both row clusters, chromosomes 1-22) compares my genome with a 50,000 year old Neanderthal female found in Denisova Cave. The orange lines reveal where this Neanderthal female and I share hominin (ancestral human line) genes.

Specimen F999903 (bottom row in both row clusters, chromosomes 1-22) compares my genome with a 30,000 year old Denisovan female also found in Denisova Cave. The orange lines reveal where this Denisovan female and I share hominin (ancestral human line) genes.

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