This is some major news.
NY Times : Bone May Reveal a New Human Group
BBC News : DNA identifies new ancient human dubbed 'X-woman'Originally Posted by NY Times
I wonder how they can make such bold statement as to say it is different from Neanderthal when there were many subgroups of Neanderthals and many have never been tested. This could well be Eastern (Central Asian) Neanderthalian DNA, possibly in a hybrid specimen, the one most likely to have interbred with Homo Sapiens, and possibly the one that passed on the mutation for red hair and blue eyes to modern Europeans (via the Indo-Europeans from Russia).Originally Posted by BBC
Unfortunately there is no autosomal or Y-chromosomal DNA, and with just a finger nothing can be said of the racial type of this hominid. If it was a third kind of hominid contemporary to Neanderthal and Homo Sapiens, we would have found remains before.