The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, September 22, 2019


No single 'out of Africa' migration for humans: study
Entrance of Denisova Cave. Photo: SAB Russian Academy of Science.


MIAMI (AFP).- No longer can the tale of one single human migration out of Africa 60,000 years ago be considered an accurate history of humankind, said a review of scientific literature Thursday.

Rather, multiple migrations out of Africa, beginning 120,000 years ago, gave rise to the modern population of people, said the findings in the US journal Science.

Advances in DNA analysis and other fossil identification techniques, particularly regarding discoveries in Asia, are helping to rewrite what we thought we knew about our origins.

A "plethora of new discoveries" over the past decade has shown that modern humans, or Homo sapiens, reached parts of the Asian continent much earlier than previously thought, said the report.

Remains of Homo sapiens have been found at multiple sites in southern and central China, going back to between 70,000 and 120,000 years ago.

Other fossil discoveries show that modern humans reached southeast Asia and Australia prior to 60,000 years ago.

"The initial dispersals out of Africa prior to 60,000 years ago were likely by small groups of foragers, and at least some of these early dispersals left low-level genetic traces in modern human populations," said Michael Petraglia, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Germany.

"A later, major 'Out of Africa' event most likely occurred around 60,000 years ago or thereafter," he said.

Recent research has confirmed that this mass migration 60,000 years ago "contributed the bulk of the genetic make-up of present-day non-Africans," said the report.

These early voyagers interbred with other species, including Neanderthals and Denisovans and one currently unidentified population of pre-modern hominins, in many locations across Eurasia.

Scientists estimate that among modern non-Africans today, one to four percent of the DNA comes from Neanderthals and as much as five percent may be from Denisovans.

"It is now clear that modern humans, Neanderthals, Denisovans and perhaps other hominin groups likely overlapped in time and space in Asia, and they certainly had many instances of interaction," said the study.


© Agence France-Presse






Today's News

December 9, 2017

Banksy ❤ NYC – The first exclusively Banksy auction will be held in New York

No single 'out of Africa' migration for humans: study

New 'land and sea' velociraptor-like dinosaur discovered

500th anniversary of Jacopo Tintoretto's birth celebrated with exhibitions in Venice, New York, and DC

Martin Gropius Bau opens "Jews, Christians and Muslims Scientific Discourse in the Middle Ages 500-1500"

New UBS report reveals what drives US art collectors

Abu Dhabi authorities 'acquired' $450 mn Da Vinci: museum

Jon Seydl named as new Director of Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois

Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation opens exhibition of works by three pioneers of Cuban geometric art

Major exhibition presents 175 works by 100 artists reponding to Mississippi over two centuries

First museum retrospective of photographer Eugene Richards opens at Nelson-Atkins

President John F. Kennedy painting auctions for $162,500 at Heritage

Exhibition explores definition of American family through photographs ranging from Victorian era to today

Shaker Museum / Mount Lebanon chooses Studio Analogous to design online collections website

Vintage petroliana signs with dazzling graphics bring strong dollars at Route 32 Auctions

Pérez Art Museum Miami launches its first-ever augmented reality exhibition

Sotheby's New York exhibits 240+ exemplary works of 20th century design

Delayed Bolshoi 'Nureyev' to premiere with director under arrest

Studio Drift and BMW illuminate the night sky with a performance of 300 drones flying in Miami Beach

Contemporary Art Qatar opens in Berlin

New exhibition: Kimchi and Chips Line Segments Space in QUAD Gallery

"Off the Beaten Track: A Road Trip through the Archives of American Art" opens in Washington

From classical to contemporary: Saffronart's Online Auction sees excellent results across categories

William Kaufman Organization launches immersive art gallery at 2 Gansevoort

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lévy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 



Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful