We have a lot to learn about our ancient ancestors.
Scientists say they have found evidence of a new population of humans…
That lived about half a million years ago.
UCLA researchers compared the genetic make-up of more than 400 West Africans with the genetic make-up of neanderthal and denisovan genomes.
They found the presence of DNA from “an archaic ghost population.”
According to their research, this ‘ghost population’ may have mated with ancestors of modern day West Africans…
And that would explain the genetic diversity within modern West African populations.