Is The Discovery Of A New Branch of Human Family Tree Bigfoot?

Bigfoot DNA

Scientists using DNA to investigate the story of humankind have decoded genetic material from an unidentified human ancestor that lived in Siberia — and conclude it might be a new member of the human family tree.

Could that member be bigfoot?

Well, more specifically, we will call him Yeti because its thought that this new species, that split off from the branch leading to moderns and Neanderthals a million years ago, was found in Siberia.

The Siberian species DNA doesn’t match modern humans or Neanderthals, two species that lived in that area around the same time — 30,000 to 50,000 years ago.

No physical characteristics (like maybe big feet) were given in the FoxNews Article based on the paper published on, which has the sexy title of The complete mitochondrial DNA genome of an unknown hominin from southern Siberia