October 17, 2021
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Denisovans may have met us in the Pacific

Enlarge / The home territory of New Guinea highland populations.Marc DozierThe inhabitants of the Pacific came in waves. Aboriginal Australians were the first to cross the area, and they were followed by separate populations that inhabited New Guinea and nearby island chains. Later still, the Polynesians, descendants of early East Asians, spread th...