It is speculated that H. floresiensis and H. sapiens may have lived on the island of Flores (in Indonesia) concurrently. Suppose researchers obtained mitochondrial DNA samples from the H. floresiensisremains, amplified a 1000-base-pair sequence via PCR, and compared it to that of several currently living H. sapiens native to Indonesia, North Africa, and North America. Also suppose H. floresiensis were found to differ from the
average Indonesian H. sapiens in 28 base pairs, from the average North African H. sapiens in 51 base pairs, and from the average North American H. sapiens in 53 base pairs, while two randomly selected H. sapiens differed from each other in an average of 21 base pairs. What would you conclude from these data?