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Archeologists in China have discovered two engraved bones with ochre incisions in a layer dating back between 105,000 and 125,000 years ago, which they say is the earliest evidence of human populations using ochre — an earthy pigment — for symbolic purposes. Hunan province. 2019 Indian Express.

PNAS now says that modern humans interbred with two other extinct early human species. Joao Teixeira of the University of Adelaide, Australia, and the lead author of the PNAS paper, said, “Each of us carry within ourselves the genetic traces of these past mixing events. These archaic groups were widespread and genetically diverse, and they survive in each of us. Their story is an integral part of how we came to be.” PNAS 2019.