Human evolution: Stranger from Siberia

  title={Human evolution: Stranger from Siberia},
  author={Terence A. Brown},
The sequencing of ancient DNA is generating dramatic results. The sequence from a bone fragment has revealed the existence of an unknown type of extinct human ancestor that lived in Asia 40,000 years ago. 
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The current and future applications of ancient DNA in Quaternary science
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Personal Museum - A New Museum that Focus on Emotional Relationship Between People and Belongings
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Design, User Experience, and Usability: Design Discourse: 4th International Conference, DUXU 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015, Los Angeles, CA, USA, August 2–7, 2015, Proceedings, Part I
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  • Computer Science
    Lecture Notes in Computer Science
  • 2015
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How Language Began: Gesture and Speech in Human Evolution
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The complete mitochondrial DNA genome of an unknown hominin from southern Siberia
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Targeted Retrieval and Analysis of Five Neandertal mtDNA Genomes
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