From fragments of DNA in a 90,000-year-old finger bone, scientists have identified a fascinating new character in the story of our evolution: the first-known offspring of parents from two different branches of the human family tree.
"Mom Was a Neanderthal. Dad Was Something Else Entirely. Meet the Strangest Hybrid in Human History." is from the August 22, 2018 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Sarah Kaplan and narrated by Sam Scholl.