Left is the skull of Homo floresiensis, next to a Homo Sapiens skull. Scientists suspect a dwarfed species of Homo erectus evolved in isolation on Flores. AP

How Many Human Species Did Our Ancestors Have Sex With?

Maybe a lot, says Prof. Svante Pääbo, father of paleogenetics and Dan David laureate, who also explains what ‘You have 2% Neanderthal DNA’ actually means

Man may not be all it’s cracked up to be. Homo sapiens, it turns out, had sex with other hominins: Neanderthal and Denisovan, certainly, and possibly a whole host of others. We just haven’t found their remains...

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