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Here's What Happened When Neanderthals And Ancient Humans Hooked Up 80,000 Years Ago
BI ^ | 1-29-2014 | Dina Spector

Posted on 01/29/2014 3:14:52 PM PST by blam

Here's What Happened When Neanderthals And Ancient Humans Hooked Up 80,000 Years Ago

Dina Spector
Jan. 29, 2014, 1:49 PM

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Neanderthal REUTERS/Nikola Solic

Hyperrealistic face of a neanderthal male is displayed in a cave in the new Neanderthal Museum in the northern Croatian town of Krapina February 25, 2010

By comparing the Neanderthal genome to modern human DNA, the authors of two new studies, both published on Wednesday, show how DNA that humans have inherited from breeding with Neanderthals has shaped us.

Modern humans, Neanderthals, and their sister lineage, Denisovans, descended from a common ancestor. The ancestors of modern humans broke off from this single branch more than 500,000 years ago. The Neanderthals split from the Denisovans some time later. The Neanderthals formed their own lineage that lived in Europe and Asia from around 200,000 years ago to 30,000 years ago. There's also a period when scientists believe that Neanderthals and ancient humans overlapped and interbred.

Researchers from Harvard Medical School, who published their findings in Nature, previously showed that the ancestors of modern humans interbred with Neanderthals between 80,000 years ago and 40,000 years ago, before Neanderthals went extinct.

Any given person of European or Asian descent owes at least 1% of their DNA to the Neanderthal genome.

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(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: dna; ggg; neanderthals
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I post this while (still) stranded at home from a global warming ice blizzard that turned the beaches of NW Florida & Alabama white with ice and snow.
1 posted on 01/29/2014 3:14:52 PM PST by blam
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To: SunkenCiv
Another version of the same story:

Fossils of Neanderthal DNA clump in human genome

2 posted on 01/29/2014 3:17:02 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
Thag abides...


3 posted on 01/29/2014 3:21:09 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: blam
Wait, I thought that they traced the Neanderthals DMA to DemocRATS
4 posted on 01/29/2014 3:21:54 PM PST by stubernx98 (cranky, but reasonable)
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To: blam

I wonder why the physically stronger neanderthals became extinct. That is hard to believe since modern humans 70-80 thousand years ago did not possess good weapons to overpower neanderthals. More likely the two races mixed and became undiscernible. I am convinced of this because I have run across so many people who act and look like neanderthals.


5 posted on 01/29/2014 3:22:05 PM PST by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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To: blam
I question whether Neanderthals actually went extinct after my visit to a fairly remote area in the middle of France about five years ago.

Some of the ugliest people, with such grotesque facial features, I've ever seen in my life. Not just one or two, but dozens of 'em, walking upright, clothed, and without clubs, they certainly had the stereotypical caveman, kinda sorta Marice Tillet look spread across the face.

6 posted on 01/29/2014 3:23:48 PM PST by Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness (Eenie meanie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak....)
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To: blam
Here's What Happened When Neanderthals And Ancient Humans Hooked Up 80,000 Years Ago

"So she was all, like... oh, you're such a Neanderthal..."

"So I get right in her face, you know? So what does that make you, huh? End of argument. Get snippy with me, Uuh!"

7 posted on 01/29/2014 3:23:58 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: blam

Jimmy Castor Bunch knew
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VlRXQEA0yj0


8 posted on 01/29/2014 3:24:02 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: entropy12
I wonder why the physically stronger neanderthals became extinct.
Income inequality. Globull Warming. Racism.
What difference does in make now?
9 posted on 01/29/2014 3:26:18 PM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: entropy12

Looks like BRAIN trumps BRAWN!


10 posted on 01/29/2014 3:26:28 PM PST by Renegade
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To: blam
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11 posted on 01/29/2014 3:26:41 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: blam

My ancestors, the Neanderthals!


12 posted on 01/29/2014 3:27:56 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: blam
Hyperrealistic face of a neanderthal male is displayed …


13 posted on 01/29/2014 3:29:02 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Sirius Lee

The Dude!!!!

If there were only two choices between Barry and “The Dude”...would you abide or let the little Lebowski Achievers take office as they are now?


14 posted on 01/29/2014 3:29:37 PM PST by BCW (Salva reipublicae)
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To: entropy12

It’s total conjecture. I was wondering if the new Pack mentality of the emerging homo sapiens lead to them wiping out the Neanderthals.

It probably started with a form of the punching game, but with prehistoric rules.


15 posted on 01/29/2014 3:33:53 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: BCW

The Dude for POTUS and Walter for Sec Def.


16 posted on 01/29/2014 3:36:20 PM PST by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: blam

Looks like we are reverting back to Neanderthals.


17 posted on 01/29/2014 3:36:22 PM PST by Average Al
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To: blam
We had significant snow just south of Birmingham in '66 or so.

The "locals" had real issues with getting around.

18 posted on 01/29/2014 3:40:13 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: blam

19 posted on 01/29/2014 3:41:36 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: entropy12
I wonder why the physically stronger neanderthals became extinct.

Homosexuality?


20 posted on 01/29/2014 3:43:12 PM PST by gitmo (If your theology doesn't become your biography, what good is it?)
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To: blam
We used to call them wino's. They were useful as a species to help us humans buy alcohol from non middle eastern convenience store types in the 60’s.
21 posted on 01/29/2014 3:48:59 PM PST by prof.h.mandingo (Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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To: Sirius Lee

Jesus Quintana as the Secretary of Education.


22 posted on 01/29/2014 3:52:26 PM PST by EEGator
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To: blam

Neanderthals....waiting for the obligatory Helen Thomas picture....You folks KNOW it’s coming...


23 posted on 01/29/2014 4:01:04 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: EEGator

Jesus Quintana as the Secretary of Education.


“Eight-year olds, Dude.”


24 posted on 01/29/2014 4:02:55 PM PST by AFret. ("Charlie don't surf ! ")
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To: entropy12
.. because I have run across so many people who act and look like neanderthals

easy there, sapien !

25 posted on 01/29/2014 4:03:04 PM PST by tomkat ( -1 -2 -3 = #4)
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To: blam

Is that Laz?


26 posted on 01/29/2014 4:10:26 PM PST by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Average Al

Given that Neadertals were likely more intelligent that homo sapiens, that’s not a bad thing.


27 posted on 01/29/2014 4:24:08 PM PST by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Christie are sure losers. No more!)
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To: Lovely-Day-For-A-Guinness

So you met the President of France?


28 posted on 01/29/2014 4:30:29 PM PST by Defiant (Obama is The Bard of Canard.)
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To: TheThirdRuffian
"Given that Neaderthals were likely more intelligent that homo sapiens, that’s not a bad thing."

I have ideas along that line too.

29 posted on 01/29/2014 4:36:20 PM PST by blam
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To: a fool in paradise

I could see George Thorogood covering this song.


30 posted on 01/29/2014 4:37:34 PM PST by gusty
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To: humblegunner; TheMom; TheOldLady; thackney

Gunner, I’ve never seen you without your hat!


31 posted on 01/29/2014 4:45:11 PM PST by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: blam

Well, based on the picture the women were pretty ugly. I wonder what the men looked like?


32 posted on 01/29/2014 4:45:59 PM PST by BigBobber
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To: trisham

I’m a Neanderthal as well. I have that bony ridge in my jaw that makes it impossible to numb my teeth.

Dentists have to numb the root of the tooth itself and not the nerve in my throat.


33 posted on 01/29/2014 4:55:42 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Helen Thomas is extinct.


34 posted on 01/29/2014 4:57:36 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: Eaker; humblegunner; TheMom; thackney

Leave Gunner’s hat alone.


35 posted on 01/29/2014 5:01:39 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: blam

A fat-faced JohnKerry


36 posted on 01/29/2014 5:04:32 PM PST by cookcounty (IRS = Internal Revenge Service.)
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To: TheOldLady
My ancestors are from Germany and Ireland. I have reddish highlights in my hair, blue-grey eyes and pale skin.

"A 2007 genetic study suggested some Neanderthals may have had red hair and light skin colour."

Source: Wikipedia

:)

37 posted on 01/29/2014 5:05:12 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: blam

If Moochelle skips a few shaves you’ll see a strong resemblance.


38 posted on 01/29/2014 5:10:58 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

Not at all.


39 posted on 01/29/2014 5:12:48 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

I’m Italian and French. I have graying black hair and brown eyes.

There is probably plenty of Neanderthal DNA all over the world.


40 posted on 01/29/2014 5:15:10 PM PST by TheOldLady
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To: blam

Seeing the headline, I expected an image of the First Wookie Moochele.


41 posted on 01/29/2014 5:22:43 PM PST by 2CAVTrooper (Politicians and diapers need to be changed for the same reason)
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To: blam
This is his girlfriend!!

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Warning!! Disturbing image below.

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42 posted on 01/29/2014 5:56:28 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: blam

Cue prehistoric Barry White music.


43 posted on 01/29/2014 6:01:41 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (15 years of FReeping! Congratulations EEE!!)
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To: blam

>>Here’s What Happened When Neanderthals And Ancient Humans Hooked Up<<

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/the-californians/n13474/


44 posted on 01/29/2014 6:14:20 PM PST by kaehurowing
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To: blam

sure it happened. this from a long line of fossil fakers, they’re just as bad as the global warming fakers.


45 posted on 01/29/2014 6:16:34 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: blam

Simple;

” Og say closing time. No have to go you cave, but no stay here.”


46 posted on 01/29/2014 6:17:14 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: BigBobber

Human women might have had an advantage sexually, because of better neoteny (looking younger, delicate features, thinner, more child-like face). Human men and Neandertal men were both attracted to human women, hence some interbreeding.
Human men rarely touched Neandertal women. Children of human women with Neandertal men, especially if by rape, were prone to be killed. Humans kill the male hybrids, keep the female hybrids for breeding.
This explains why there are no Neanderthal mitrochondrial or Y-chromosome lineages, along with some Neanderthal DNA. Those mixed-species girls would have bred if fertile, because even the less fit females are acceptable to some male at some time.


47 posted on 01/29/2014 7:15:53 PM PST by tbw2
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To: trisham

One of the Neanderthal genomes decoded came up with a gene for red hair - but not the one in humans.


48 posted on 01/29/2014 7:16:24 PM PST by tbw2
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To: trisham
The Neanderthal Theory

The Ginger Gene


49 posted on 01/29/2014 8:52:21 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

She said, “I’ll sock it to ya, Daddy”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QgktcySf_aw


50 posted on 01/29/2014 8:55:19 PM PST by dfwgator
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