Tianyuan Cave

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Tianyuan Cave
Tianyuan Cave is located in China
Tianyuan Cave
Location in China
Coordinates39°39′28″N 115°52′17″E / 39.65778°N 115.87139°E / 39.65778; 115.87139
Founded42,000 BP
Abandoned39,000 BP
PeriodsPaleolithic China

Tianyuan Cave (simplified Chinese: 田园洞; traditional Chinese: 田園洞; pinyin: Tiányuán Dòng) is near Beijing, where Tianyuan man, one of the earliest modern humans, was found.[1][2]

The remains in the Tianyuan Cave have ancestral relations "to many present-day Asians and Native Americans".[3][4][5][6][7]

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  1. ^ "Early Modern Human from Tianyuan Cave, China". Texas A&M University Press.
  2. ^ Fu, Q; Meyer, M; Gao, X; Stenzel, U; Burbano, HA; Kelso, J; Pääbo, S (2013). "DNA analysis of an early modern human from Tianyuan Cave, China". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 110 (6): 2223–2227. doi:10.1073/pnas.1221359110. PMC 3568306. PMID 23341637.
  3. ^ "A relative from the Tianyuan Cave". Max Planck Society. 2013-01-21.
  4. ^ "A relative from the Tianyuan Cave: Humans living 40,000 years ago likely related to many present-day Asians and Native Americans". Science Daily. 2013-01-21.
  5. ^ "DNA Analysis Reveals Common Origin of Tianyuan Humans and Native Americans, Asians". Sci-News. 2013-01-24.
  6. ^ "Ancient human DNA suggests minimal interbreeding". Science News. 2013-01-21.
  7. ^ "Ancient Bone DNA Shows Ancestry of Modern Asians & Native Americans". Caving News. 2013-01-31.

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