Scientists from the University of Tübingen in Germany carried out a genetic analysis of the remains found on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. As a result, it turned out that the find is a skeleton of a “new type of ancient man” 7200 years ago.
So, as a result of the study, it turned out that the remains of a human woman were found, and she was buried for 7200 years. Genome analysis, in turn, showed that she is a distant relative of the modern aborigines of Australia and New Guinea. At the same time, a significant part of the woman’s DNA turned out to be similar to the DNA of the archaic human race, called the Denisovans.
“These genetic discoveries suggest that Indonesia and the nearby islands, the Wallacey region, were a mixing point for Denisovans and modern humans during their initial voyage to Oceania,” said study co-director Cosimo Post, professor at the Center for Human Evolution and Paleoenvironment. Senckenberg.