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human

noun being, body, character, human being, individual, living soul, man, member of the human race, one, particular one, party, person, woman
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See also: bodily, character, person, physical
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Intriguingly, the genetic data suggest that male Denisovans interbred with modern human females, indicating the potential nature of the interactions as small numbers of modern humans first crossed Wallace's Line and entered Denisovan territory," the study authors said.
More analyses of additional early modern humans across Eurasia will further refine our understanding of when and how modern humans spread across Europe and Asia," Svante Pbo added.
Cooper said questions have now been raised about how modern humans met and interacted in Denisovans 50,000 years ago on their way to New Guinea and Australia, noting that modern humans also crossed paths with the Denisovans on their way west.
Although modern humans are the only surviving members of the human lineage, others once roamed the Earth, including the Neanderthals.
Modern humans in eastern Africa may have initially evolved some archaic-looking traits on their own, suggests anthropologist Katerina Harvati of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany.
According to Yates, Neanderthals had deeper voices than modern humans.
This fossil find indicates that the migration out of Africa and into East and Southeast Asia occurred at a relatively rapid rate, and that, once there, modern humans weren't limited to environments that they had previously experienced," said Kira Westaway, of Macquarie University in Australia said.
The authors of both studies suspect that modern humans advanced speedily out of Africa in various directions, out competing and hastening the demise of Neandertals and others.
Some Neanderthal DNA 'survives' in modern humans, though it's unclear if this is the result of interbreeding or just relics from a common ancestor.
Researchers from the University of Washington, Seattle, arrived at this conclusion by comparing the whole genome sequences of modern humans against our Denisovan ancestors.
Scientists say that an ancient upper jawbone and associated stone tools could also mean that Homo sapiens -- modern humans -- arose in Africa far earlier than fossils now show.
The analysis also proposes that modern humans interbred with Denisovans about 100 generations after their trysts with Neanderthals.