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Lots of Neanderthals in our family tree, says new report

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Something you probably already suspect: It happened many times:

The presence of these chunks, making up 2%, on average, of the genome of anyone with roots in Europe, Asia, Australia or the Americas, pointed to a single period of intermingling – probably 50,000 to 60,000 years ago – not long after Homo sapiens emerged from Africa.

But that simple story was complicated by the discovery that people in East Asia have up to 20% higher Neanderthal ancestry than present-day Europeans.

Evidence for multiple matings already exists, in the form of a 40,000 year old human fossil from Romania with a recent Neanderthal ancestor, whose Neanderthal DNA nonetheless did not become part of modern-day human genomes.Dyani Lewis, “Humans and Neanderthals were frequent lovers, genetics reveals” at Cosmos Magazine

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See also: Neanderthal Man: The long-lost relative turns up again, this time with documents

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3 Replies to “Lots of Neanderthals in our family tree, says new report

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    Pearlman says:

    Nice, but facts here align better with YeC chronology and timeline, then the current consensus chronology the article presumes. Reference RCCF framework for understanding science, where The Ice ages did not begin till 1657 anno mundi a bit over 4,100 YA and we reference ‘Founder Effect’ and the gradual increase in entropy that reached modern levels by about 2448 anno mundi, around the end of the old kingdom.

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    Mark from CO says:

    I am not well schooled in why science has decided that Neanderthals and homo-sapiens are different species. I read the piece suggested above and others that indicate there is not much difference between the two. I still have questions and hope someone might help me out. I thought I’ve read that if two species were able to interbred and produce fertile offspring, they were of the same species.

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    Mark from CO says:

    I am not well schooled in why science has decided that Neanderthals and homo-sapiens are different species. I read the piece suggested above and others that indicate there is not much difference between the two. I still have questions and hope someone might help me out. I thought I’ve read that if two species were able to interbred and produce fertile offspring, they were of the same species.

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