The Lost Ancient Humans of Antarctica (science documentary: video).

July 28, 2020 | By | Reply More

The earth has gone through countless changes in its history.

Antarctica at one time was not covered with ice, and could have been home to ancient humans. As we develop new methods for uncovering the ice, we are beginning to see the possibilities that lay below. Mainstream ideology puts forward the “Out of Africa” theory, which tracks humans originating in Africa and spreading out by land across the world.

However, genetic research is finding evidence that makes our story far more complex.

One of these findings is the discovery of the Denisovan people of Siberia, which reveals an entirely new, intelligent human subspecies (first discovered in 2008). The Denisovans are an extinct species or subspecies of archaic human that ranged across Asia during the Lower and Middle Paleolithic (potentially surviving as late as 30,000–14,500 years ago in New Guinea). Denisovans apparently interbred with modern humans, with about 3–5% of the DNA of Melanesians and Aboriginal Australians and around 6% in Papuans deriving from Denisovans. Denisovans may have interbred with modern humans in New Guinea as recently as 15,000 years ago. There is also evidence of interbreeding with the local Neanderthal population.

It is findings like this, that cause us to have to rewrite human history.


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