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Analysis of a Siberian cave girl’s genome links ancient and modern humans, and shows that she had brown hair, eyes and skin.  The DNA comes from a fragment of finger bone found in the Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains in East Central Asia. The bone is thought to be 30,000 to 50,000 years old.

A fossil foot found in Ethiopia suggests that one of our ancestors was walking there around 3.4 million years ago.  It’s not clear what species of hominid this was, but it’s not Australopithecus afarensis, also known as ‘Lucy’.

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