Red Deer Cave people


Exciting genetic and archaelogical discoveries this year, including a Red Deer Cave people thigh bone, are dramatically rewriting major episodes of our ancient past, writes Darren Curnoe.   


A 14,000 year-old thigh bone found in China suggests an ancient species of human thought to be long extinct may have survived until as recently as the end of the last Ice Age.

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The discovery of the Red Deer Cave people by UNSW's Darren Curnoe has been named the world's top archaeological research finding for 2011-2012 at the inaugural Shanghai Archaeological Forum.