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'Higgs Bison' Is The Missing Link In European Bison Ancestral Tree

A new study examines why European cave art includes drawings of two distinct types of bison. One of the types is a newly discovered ancestor of modern bison.
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The Higgs Bison -- mystery species hidden in cave art

Academics / Archaeology : EurekAlert: Archaeology

(University of Adelaide) Ancient DNA research has revealed that Ice Age cave artists recorded a previously unknown hybrid species of bison and cattle in great detail on cave walls more than 15,000 years ago.

Cave paintings reveal clues about mysterious Ice Age beast

Lifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

Byline: Josh King A new study surrounding Ice Age cave art is providing some fascinating insight into the mysterious origins of the European bison. Using the cave art and DNA from ancient bison bones, scientists were able to determi...

The Higgs Bison—mystery species hidden in cave art

Academics / General Science : Physorg: Other Sciences

Ancient DNA research has revealed that Ice Age cave artists recorded a previously unknown hybrid species of bison and cattle in great detail on cave walls more than 15,000 years ago.

DNA study reveals third group of ancient ancestors of modern Europeans

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Europeans are a mixture of hunter-gatherers, agriculturalists, and also a third wave of migrants from north Eurasia Strands of DNA taken from ancient corpses have revealed an unexpected addition to the ancestral roots of modern Euro...

Mystery beast in ice age cave art revealed as cow-bison hybrid

Academics / Biology : New Scientist: Life

What was long thought to be a change in cave art style was in fact the natural evolution of a hybrid species – the elusive ancestor of modern European bison

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