Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The Red Deer Cave People Were Modern Humans

Ancient DNA has resolved the longstanding question of whether the Red Deer Cave People who lived in China a few thousand years before the Holocene era and seemed to have archaic skeletal features were modern humans or where archaic hominins (or archaic hominin hybrids).

The answer is that they were genetically modern humans.

I previously blogged this result here, but the linked discussion from John Hawks puts this conclusion in better context.

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