Modern humans carry remnants of Neanderthals and Denisovans.
The links have been made by comparing samples of modern human with DNA extracted from remains of these ancient human species, such as the tooth of a Denisovan found in Russia (pictured) Genetic analysis of Europeans, Asians and others with non-African descent hints that ancient humans interbred with Neanderthals, with some groups inheriting as much as 4 per cent of their DNA from these extinct human cousins.
Little can be verified about the megalithic construction.
The oldest known occupation sites are radiocarbon dated to ca.The Pacific Islands, also known as Oceania, have been subdivided traditionally by anthropologists into three main geographic regions: Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.Following Green (1991), prehistorians now stress the division between Near Oceania in the west (including the Bismarck Archipelago and the Solomon Islands), and Remote Oceania (which includes all of island Melanesia southeast of the Solomons, along with Polynesia and Micronesia).36,000 years ago (the late Pleistocene), on the large island of New Guinea and in the adjacent Bismarck Archipelago (Allen 1996).At several times during the Pleistocene, New Guinea was joined to Australia as a single land mass (known as Sahul), and human entry into and expansion throughout this vast Australasian region occurred rapidly.
Pictured is a Neanderthal skull Professor Chris Stringer, an anthropologist at the Natural History Museum in London, said: 'Layer 11 in the cave contained a Denisovan girl's fingerbone near the bottom but worked bone and ivory artefacts higher up, suggesting that the Denisovans could have made the kind of tools normally associated with modern humans.