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Human History: 7 thousand-year-old Indonesian woman’s mummy baffled scientists, found evidence of connection with Siberia

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Human History: In Indonesia, the body of a 7,000-year-old woman has started removing the curtain from many unimaginable secrets about human history. The genetic marks found from the woman’s body have revealed a mix between humans living in Indonesia and humans living in Siberia from very early times. The scientists involved in the research have been surprised. Researchers do not understand how the Indonesian woman may have had contact with Siberia.

Evidence of mixing found in Siberia

After discovering the body of a 7,000-year-old female, scientists were trying to trace the early history of humans. Genetic testing revealed that early humans in Indonesia and people from Siberia lived thousands of kilometers away. The mixing took place much earlier than scientists had anticipated. In August, a research paper published in the scientific journal Nature replaces earlier theories with deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA), analyzing a genetic fingerprint of early human migration to Asia. The woman’s body was buried after a ritual in an Indonesian cave.

How did the two human species meet?
The results of the DNA test of the body of a 7,000-year-old woman from Indonesia are shocking. Basran Burhan, an archaeologist at Griffith University in Australia, said, “It is likely that the two Homo sapiens species may have met in the early Wallacea region and then formed the Denisovans (subspecies). “Scientist Burhan is one of the scientists participating in this research. The woman’s body was found in a very safe condition among the rocks in Sulawesi, Indonesia. The body of the woman was very safe with the hands of religious rituals. He was buried by hand in the Ling Pannej Cave between the rocks.

Who were the Denisovans?
The Denisovans were a group of ancient humans named after a cave in Siberia where their remains were first identified in 2010. Scientists understand little about them, even the details of their appearance. Scientists know very little. In Indonesia, this woman’s body was named ‘Bese’ by scientists, which means ‘newborn baby’ in Indonesia’s Bugis language.

The female body is one of the few reasonably well-preserved specimens found in the tropics. Scientists said that this suggests that she may have come from Austronesian peoples to Southeast Asia and Oceania, which is quite common. But she may have brought a small part of the Denisovan (subspecies).

Early human theory changed
After all the research, scientists from all over the world had concluded that only 3500 years ago, the people of North Asia, called Denisovans, may have migrated to South-East Asia. Still, the DNA of ‘Besse’ has given the initial Changed the theories of patterns of human migration. The discovery could also help to uncover important information about the origins of the Papuans and Indigenous Australians, who share Denisovan DNA.

At the same time, Ivan Sumantri, a professor at Hasanuddin University in South Sulawesi, said that “whatever theories about early human migration are, they will change because the theories about race are also changing”. Besse’s remains provide the first indications of Denisovans among Austronesians, Indonesia’s oldest ethnic group. “Now try to imagine how they would have spread and distributed their genes to reach Indonesia,” he said.