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In a bone-filled week, a rediscovered cranium from China might represent an entirely new species of human that’s possibly our closest evolutionary relative. And, while studying a 5,000-year-old skeleton, scientists found evidence of what might be the earliest plague infection.

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Sources:
Dragon Man
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/cp-mf061721.php
https://www.cell.com/the-innovation/pdfExtended/S2666-6758(21)00056-4
https://www.cell.com/action/showPdf?pii=S2666-6758%2821%2900055-2
https://www.cell.com/action/showPdf?pii=S2666-6758%2821%2900057-6
Supplementary Material
https://www.cell.com/cms/10.1016/j.xinn.2021.100130/attachment/46d379ee-4fa5-409a-8096-18d1729ebd64/mmc1.pdf

Plague
https://www.eurekalert.org/emb_releases/2021-06/cp-t5m062421.php
https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/fulltext/S2211-1247(21)00645-8?utm_source=EA

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Dali Man Skull, Replica
https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Family-tree-of-the-four-groups-of-early-humans-living-in-Eurasia-50-000-years-ago-and-the_fig1_326503956
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yersinia_pestis.jpg
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Plaguet03.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Yersinia_pestis_2.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flea_infected_with_yersinia_pestis.jpg

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