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Find helps scientists map waves of migration across the continents
Phys.org ^ | July 29, 2013 | Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology

Posted on 08/16/2013 12:47:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

"The Neanderthal genetic component in the [Tianyuan] early modern human was likely due to interbreeding after early modern humans had left Africa and overlapped with Neanderthals in the Middle East, before splitting into separate groups heading toward what are now Europe and East Asia," explained Fu.

Fu and other scientists compared the DNA of the Tianyuan human with the genome of the now-extinct Neanderthal that the Max Planck Institute helped sequence and publish in 2010. The initial decoding of the Neanderthal genome and comparison with present-day populations around the world revealed that all contemporary humans outside of Africa carry a genetic component of up to 4 percent matching the Neanderthal's DNA; Fu said the Tianyuan individual displayed a similar proportion of "archaic admixture."

Erik Trinkaus, who led an earlier Tianyuan study, said the find helped prove that as they began expanding beyond Africa, "modern humans spread and mixed with regional groups of archaic humans – what we call Neanderthals."

An early advocate of the view that H. sapiens assimilated Neanderthals via gene flows in early encounters, Trinkaus said advocates of the alternative viewpoint – that modern humans completely "replaced" Neanderthals – were continuing a century-long prejudice against the sister species. More than 50,000 years ago, Neanderthals, like H. sapiens, transformed beach shells into decorative beads, painted them, and engaged in other forms of symbolic behavior, added Trinkaus, a paleoanthropologist at Washington University in Missouri.

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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; neandertal; neandertals; neanderthal; neanderthals; tianyuancave
Scientists from Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology extracted DNA from the Tianyuan early modern human and compared it with genetic profiles of people living around the world. Credit: Qiaomei Fu

Scientists from Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology extracted DNA from the Tianyuan early modern human and compared it with genetic profiles of people living around the world. Credit: Qiaomei Fu

1 posted on 08/16/2013 12:47:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: Renfield; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; ...

Thanks Renfield.

2 posted on 08/16/2013 12:52:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv; Lazamataz
mixed with regional groups of archaic humans – what we call Neanderthals

Laz would.

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3 posted on 08/16/2013 12:59:34 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (People are idiots.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Fu who?


4 posted on 08/16/2013 1:03:31 PM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/) Obama, do you hear me?)
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To: SunkenCiv

I have a book titled, “The Ice Man,” which is about the discovery of the 5,500 year old mummy which was found in the Italian Alps in 1991. It is a MOST fascinating story, even as they are learning more about the man and his world. Science is such a TOOL!!


5 posted on 08/16/2013 1:07:40 PM PDT by Monkey Face (Washington didn't use his right to free speech to defeat the British. He shot them.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Oh, I thought you meant these:


6 posted on 08/16/2013 1:08:31 PM PDT by relictele (A community vigilant in enforcing economic, racial and social equality. It was called Jonestown.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Neanderthal Delight

Rubbin’ sticks and stones together makes the sparks ignite
And the thought of rubbin’ you is getting so exciting ....


7 posted on 08/16/2013 1:29:39 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: SunkenCiv

http://www.icr.org/article/neanderthals-are-still-human/

People dehumanize Neanderthals in order to fit their evolution agenda. I know you can argue the same for those who believe that God created two humans and that all humans come from those two.


8 posted on 08/16/2013 1:43:41 PM PDT by the_boy_who_got_lost
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To: SunkenCiv
Interbreeding with viable, fertile offspring = same species.

For anyone who doubts that Neanderthalers are the same species as us, I offer exhibit A:

Don't make me pull up exhibit B (Helen Thomas)!

9 posted on 08/16/2013 1:55:44 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: null and void

But we stopped bumping uglies with homo neanderthalensis about 50,000 years ago.
We sapiens invented stone tools and started spending all our time out in the garage.


10 posted on 08/16/2013 2:35:39 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: null and void
Don't make me pull up exhibit B (Helen Thomas)!

Would be an invalid comparison since by all criteria Helen Thomas was not human...

11 posted on 08/16/2013 4:31:11 PM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: tumblindice

Neanderthals had a stone tool kit that was so well designed that they used it for 100,000 years.


12 posted on 08/16/2013 4:43:12 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: NoCmpromiz

One could make that argument...


13 posted on 08/16/2013 4:43:35 PM PDT by null and void (Frequent terrorist attacks OR endless government snooping and oppression? We can have both!)
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To: SunkenCiv

More human than human.


14 posted on 08/16/2013 6:28:36 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

http://www.johnspeedie.com/healy/yoy.wav


15 posted on 08/16/2013 6:30:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: the_boy_who_got_lost

Oddly enough, the Neandertal-bashing got its start from Virchow, who was very much in the anti-Evo camp. His degradation of the Neandertals reached its nadir with his claim that the remains were of a Slavic soldier — with rickets — who for some reason was naked when he died in the 18th c, hiding in the cave where he was found.


16 posted on 08/17/2013 3:31:14 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Monkey Face

[singing] There’s a man who comes to our house, every single day...


17 posted on 08/17/2013 3:31:36 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: BenLurkin

That’s our motto... you were made as well as we could make you...


18 posted on 08/17/2013 3:33:08 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: ZULU

Fu’s on first.


19 posted on 08/17/2013 3:33:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

I still laugh at those!


20 posted on 08/17/2013 3:33:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: null and void

I liked him on SNL.


21 posted on 08/17/2013 3:34:23 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SunkenCiv

I know a song about a mailman...


22 posted on 08/17/2013 6:43:05 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Washington didn't use his right to free speech to defeat the British. He shot them.)
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To: null and void; SunkenCiv

I recently saw a documentary where it was posited that Neanderthals were bred out of existence. Yepper...interbreeding killed ‘em. Now we know why there are so many stupid people in the world.


23 posted on 08/17/2013 6:45:18 AM PDT by Monkey Face (Washington didn't use his right to free speech to defeat the British. He shot them.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Pardon my ignorance, Civ, but I keep seeing the 4%-5% comparison written about. How is it possible that we supposedly share 98% of our DNA with chimps but only 4%-5% with another Homo species? Is it that we share 4-5% of the remaining 2%?

Of course, I’m of northern Euro ancestry with a bit of ginger coloring, ergo I’m just a simple caveman, not comprehending these modern theories... ;)


24 posted on 08/17/2013 10:09:16 PM PDT by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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To: null and void

Why do you think they put Perlman in Quest For Fire?


25 posted on 08/19/2013 6:54:14 PM PDT by Sawdring
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