Once again, the technical language of the final report is misleading and the methodology unsound, and it is so in exactly the same way that I explained when the news of this study was first broken. More than one species is undoubtedly included in the samples, and I still hold that some of the samples are from quite ordinary members of Homo sapiens. Others are non-primate, and an independant team has suggested that some samples come from a black bear. Undoubtedly some such confusion has resulted in the problem with chromosome 11. The section dealing with the mtDNA in particular is making statements and assumptions which are incorrect and the conclusion drawn as to the mtDNA originating in Europeans 13000 years ago is undoubtedly due to contamination by European (Post-colonial) DNA being included in the sample by contamination. In a specific example, the sample handled by Justin Smeja was contaminated by Smeja's own blood on the sample. That particular conclusion must be removed because of such contamination.
On the other hand I am perfectly happy with the general conclusion that most of the Bigfoot samples from North America come from a type of Homo sapiens. I merely do not accept all of the conclusions drawn from the study because I feel that more than one species is represented in the samples used. I do not wish to state a subspecific name needs to be assigned to it, nor yet do I contend that an exact subspecific name is justified at this point.
Once again, this identification of such creatures as Homo sapiens does mean that anybody killing any individual of this species will be guilty of murder.-DD