butchered mammoth places humans in Siberian Arctic 45,000 years ago

The remains of a newly discovered butchered mammoth places humans in the Siberian Arctic 45,000 years ago, which is 15,000 years earlier than previously estimated. The site is on Yensei Bay. That’s some seriously inhospitable territory, even 45,000 years ago I think. That’s a considerable distance from the Bering Strait, but if humans were traversing such terrain that early, that opens a lot of questions.

Red Deer Cave People likely hybrids with archaic hominids

It’s going to be interesting to see how this research unfolds. If the Red Deer Cave people are archaic hybrids, then who were the archaics? Denisovans, Neandertals (not likely,) Homo erectus, or some other people altogether?

Because this is southwest China, it’ll be quite interesting to see this possibly directly tie into the other research in Indonesia.