AMEN that's been , my historical rant on popular science reporting.
REMEMBER, its only mDNA and not nuclear DNA so it could be the common ancestor to everybody EXCEPT modern humans (H antecessor, Denisovans, Neanderthals , H idaltu).
I read the Nature article and Paabo is saying that "we have to eke out some nuclear DNA "
Ill bet that they only get breakdowns like osteocalcin qnd they'll have to settle for partial data.
Its gonna be at least another year away .
This has the attributes of being a common ancestor not of humans at all, but It would help settle some speculation between denisovans and Neanderthals.