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Post by melodiccolor on Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:01 pm

http://news.yahoo.com/humans-did-not-wipe-neanderthals-research-suggests-170427549.html

Humans Did Not Wipe Out the Neanderthals, New Research Suggests

Neanderthals may not even have truly disappeared, but instead have been assimilated into modern human populations. "We know, of course, that we have a genetic legacy from Neanderthals of about 1 to 2 percent, so there was interbreeding," Higham said.

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Post by RBM on Thu Aug 21, 2014 5:58 pm

Browsing current event headlines wasn't enough to remove doubt ?

Yeah, I'm serious.

And I know I'm not being fair to Neanderthals with that comment.


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Post by melodiccolor on Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:27 pm

If it was just that one article, I'd agree. But I'd read about the genetic material before in several sources, some considerably more detailed. It's just something interesting.

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