Oldest Human DNA Sample Reveals ‘Alien’ Branch of Humanity

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Oldest human DNA sample reveals ancient alien civilization

Scientists have discovered evidence of an ancient alien civilization after testing the oldest known DNA sample. 

The DNA, which dates back over 400,000 years, belongs to a mysterious ‘alien’ human ancestor, researchers say.

Livescience.com reports: These new findings could shed light on a mysterious extinct branch of humanity known as Denisovans, who were close relatives of Neanderthals, scientists added.

Although modern humans are the only surviving human lineage, others once strode the Earth. These included Neanderthals, the closest extinct relatives of modern humans, and the relatively newfound Denisovans, who are thought to have lived in a vast expanse from Siberia to Southeast Asia. Research shows that the Denisovans shared a common origin with Neanderthals but were genetically distinct, with both apparently descending from a common ancestral group that had diverged earlier from the forerunners of modern humans.

Genetic analysis suggests the ancestors of modern humans interbred with both these extinct lineages. Neanderthal DNA makes up 1 to 4 percent of modern Eurasian genomes, and Denisovan DNA makes up 4 to 6 percent of modern New Guinean and Bougainville Islander genomes in the Melanesian islands.

Pit of Bones

To discover more about human origins, researchers investigated a human thighbone unearthed in the Sima de los Huesos, or “Pit of Bones,” an underground cave in the Atapuerca Mountains in northern Spain. The bone is apparently 400,000 years old.

“This is the oldest human genetic material that has been sequenced so far,” said study lead author Matthias Meyer, a molecular biologist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. “This is really a breakthrough — we’d never have thought it possible two years ago that we could study the genetics of human fossils of this age.” Until now, the previous oldest human DNA known came from a 100,000-year-old Neanderthal from a cave in Belgium.

The Sima de los Huesos is about 100 feet (30 meters) below the surface at the bottom of a 42-foot (13-meter) vertical shaft. Archaeologists suggest the bones may have been washed down it by rain or floods, or that the bones were even intentionally buried there.

This Pit of Bones has yielded fossils of at least 28 individuals, the world’s largest collection of human fossils dating from the Middle Pleistocene, about 125,000 to 780,000 years ago.

“This is a very interesting time range,” Meyer told LiveScience. “We think the ancestors of modern humans and Neanderthals diverged maybe some 500,000 years ago.” The oldest fossils of modern humans found yet date back to about 200,000 years ago.

Denisovan relative?

The researchers reconstructed a nearly complete genome of this fossil’s mitochondria — the powerhouses of the cell, which possess their own DNA and get passed down from the mother. The fossils unearthed at the site resembled Neanderthals, so researchers expected this mitochondrial DNA to be Neanderthal.

Surprisingly, the mitochondrial DNA reveals this fossil shared a common ancestor not with Neanderthals, but with Denisovans, splitting from them about 700,000 years ago. This is odd, since research currently suggests the Denisovans lived in eastern Asia, not in western Europe, where this fossil was uncovered. The only known Denisovan fossils so far are a finger bone and a molar found in Siberia.

“This opens up completely new possibilities in our understanding of the evolution of modern humans, Neanderthals and Denisovans,” Meyer said.

The researchers suggest a number of possible explanations for these findings. First, this specimen may have been closely related to the ancestors of Denisovans. However, this seems unlikely, since the presence of Denisovans in western Europe would suggest an extensive overlap of territory with Neanderthal ancestors, raising the question of how both groups could diverge genetically while overlapping in range. Moreover, the one known Denisovan tooth is significantly different from teeth seen at the Pit of Bones.

Second, the Sima de los Huesos humans may be related to the ancestors of both Neanderthals and Denisovans. The researchers consider this plausible given the fossil’s age, but they would then have to explain how two very different mitochondrial DNA lineages stemmed from one group, one leading to Denisovans, the other to Neanderthals.

Third, the humans found at the Sima de los Huesos may be a lineage distinct from both Neanderthals and Denisovans that later perhaps contributed mitochondrial DNA to Denisovans. However, this suggests this group was somehow both distinct from Neanderthals but also independently evolved several Neanderthal-like skeletal features.

Fourth, the investigators suggest a currently unknown human lineage brought Denisovan-like mitochondrial DNA into the Pit of Bones region, and possibly also to the Denisovans in Asia.

“The story of human evolution is not as simple as we would have liked to think,” Meyer said. “This result is a big question mark. In some sense, we know less about the origins of Neanderthals and Denisovans than we knew before.”

The scientists now hope to learn more about these fossils by retrieving DNA from their cell nuclei, not their mitochondria. However, this will be a huge challenge — the researchers needed almost 2 grams of bone to analyze mitochondrial DNA, which outnumbers nuclear DNA by several hundred times within the cell.

The scientists detailed their findings in the Dec. 5 issue of the journal Nature.


  1. Why would you choose to use some photoshopped image of an African kid for this story. Denisovans were essentially from the mountains in Russia and most likely Caucasian in melanin levels.
    If you really want to do some eye-opening journalism ( the Denisovans were discovered years ago by the way) report on the fact that we may already have 2 distinct homonids living on earth.
    Scientists still have no explanation for RH- blood types and the subsequent genetic variances of people who don’t have the Rhesus gene. Estimates have 83% of the populace as RH+ and just 17% at Rh- ( it is strongly suspected that the Rh- crew may be even rarer.)
    A guernsey cow can produce offspring with an angus……same species. A German Shepherd with a Chihuahua…..same species. Palomino and plow horse…..but an Rh- female’s body will try and kill an RH+ baby in the womb as it recognizes it as a foreign species.
    There is evidence that the hominid lines were not what they are telling us they were in “evolution” classes. Many other sub-humans also had branches, from fossilized giant skeletons to small 3-foot skeletons found in mass graves in Indonesia ( not children but aged/worn teeth showing 40+ years old.)
    Even now we get the occasional mixed strains popping up in our populace as midgetry, dwarfism and giantism occur on occasion. Usually these are marked as defects ( and they are, now) but evidence exists that these were not always defective genes appearing in homo sapiens but separate hominid lines…. do some study on the mystery of Rh- blood types…fascinating stuff that makes you go hmmmmmm.

    • Re: melanin. Caucasians are natively olive to medium brown. While some do have fair skin, that is predominantly a Central/Northeast Asian trait, especially a failure to tan. Europeans, particularly Germans, got a shit ton of Asian (besides African) in their bloodline. This greatly lightened their skin. It would also explain the easy burning. Skin problems = poor breeding/mixing. I envision an unAsianized European defaulting to give or take olive skin.

  2. Fallen angels as in demons…nephalim and satan’s seed. Read Genesis, it’s all in there. These evil illuminati 13 bloodlines are of the seed of satan – from Cain. He is not listed in the lineage of Adam’s offspring.

  3. This entire article is fake, they find something and date in 400,000 years old an we are supposed to blindly believe that? American Me below is correct, there is a bloodline of fallen angels who impregnated women in the earlier days. They call them aliens these days. This is where the elongated skulls they find come from. The offspring was that of nephilim and giants, and the evil they spread on the earth resulted in the flood. They have excavated the city of Kish (named after nimrods father Cush) in Ethiopia beneath 60 feet of dirt, the soil samples suggest the region was flooded around 3200 BC. EVERY religion has a flood, that’s because the people living at that time factually seen the results. These days people blindly believe their tvs and have forgotten history

  4. Right, the Basques, who are majority Rh- negative. And they got kicked out of Europe by the inbreeding Anglos (Saxons, Jutes, Germans, Flutes, whatever you call your bastard, sister-fucking selves). They, who are often mistaken with Spaniards, labeled as Iberians, are the best DNA line on Earth besides the Semitic one.

    And speaking of aliens, they are 90%+ of the population. We have a euphemism for them: sheeple/goyim. There is a theory that Rh+ = monkey descendants and that Rh- are the Nephilims. I would disagree due to all the mixing of today’s world, because the Rh marker is like your “haplogroup”. It’s just a technical piece of code passed from your parents. It more accurately shows that your body is of this decree. And your body is the tool for your soul to use in this lifetime.

    You know in your Soul what You are. And you have to have a soul to be anything. Mindless cattles don’t have souls. They are powered by wheat, trans fats and Enlil’s bowel movements. I wouldn’t flinch if a third of them are R- negative, doesn’t make them Human, uppercase H.

  5. Another quick point: Anyone ever notice that ‘humans’ have a few different kinds of eyes? And some show the emotional expression, some show the thought expression, some show no expressions, others somewhere in the middle. At least 4. Not just perceived normal vs Asian nor colored vs dark brown. That would be a good study for deeper ancestors.

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