Skip to comments.First Love Child of Human, Neanderthal Found
Posted on 03/30/2013 4:48:56 AM PDT by Renfield
The skeletal remains of an individual living in northern Italy 40,000-30,000 years ago are believed to be that of a human/Neanderthal hybrid, according to a paper in PLoS ONE.
If further analysis proves the theory correct, the remains belonged to the first known such hybrid, providing direct evidence that humans and Neanderthals interbred. Prior genetic research determined the DNA of people with European and Asian ancestry is 1 to 4 percent Neanderthal.
The present study focuses on the individuals jaw, which was unearthed at a rock-shelter called Riparo di Mezzena in the Monti Lessini region of Italy. Both Neanderthals and modern humans inhabited Europe at the time.
From the morphology of the lower jaw, the face of the Mezzena individual would have looked somehow intermediate between classic Neanderthals, who had a rather receding lower jaw (no chin), and the modern humans, who present a projecting lower jaw with a strongly developed chin, co-author Silvana Condemi, an anthropologist, told Discovery News....
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Or, maybe they went “clubbing”.....
Just got out of the pool?
What’s that supposed to mean?
Once you go Neanderthal, you never go back.
Coyotes and wolves are different species and they produce fertile offspring.
The retriever would beg to differ.
Or the Supremes’ Love Child
You might be better off dealing with orcs...
Who changed the definition?
Mis-leading headline by Foxnews. It suggests Neanderthals were not human. They were fully human.
Nobody. If this is what you were taught the person who taught you was wrong. A species is an interbreeding population. Tigers and lions are separate interbreeding species and they can also produce fertile offspring when mated in captivity.
Negative ghostrider - they are all Canis lupus. Genetically all the various breeds represents reductions in the genetic code variations available, but the genomes map the same.
They are all the same species. Wolves, coyotes and Paris Hilton’s purse dog. One could argue domestic dogs are a subspecies, but that is just for the convenience of taxonomy, not genetics or biology.
p.s. I am a recovering physiologist by education.
“Tigers and lions are separate interbreeding species and they can also produce fertile offspring when mated in captivity.”
Really? Where can I see these fertile offspring? This is the first I have ever heard of this. When I look up Tiglon it is referred to as a sterile hybrid cross.
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