Genetic evidence for archaic admixture in Africa

MF Hammer, AE Woerner, FL Mendez… - Proceedings of the …, 2011 - National Acad Sciences
Abstract A long-debated question concerns the fate of archaic forms of the genus Homo: did
they go extinct without interbreeding with anatomically modern humans, or are their genes
present in contemporary populations? This question is typically focused on the genetic
contribution of archaic forms outside of Africa. Here we use DNA sequence data gathered
from 61 noncoding autosomal regions in a sample of three sub-Saharan African ...