Skip to comments.Did Neanderthals Have Sex with Modern Humans?
Posted on 11/13/2009 5:05:13 PM PST by HarleyD
We are currently the only human species alive, but as recently as 24,000 years ago another one walked the earth the Neanderthals.
These extinct humans were the closest relatives we had, and tantalizing new hints from researchers suggest that we might have been intimately close indeed. The mystery of whether Neanderthals and us had sex might be solved if the entire Neanderthal genome is reported soon as expected. The matter of why they died and we succeeded, however, remains an open question.
Maybe not nasty and brutish, but still short
Why did Neanderthals go extinct?
Roughly 30,000 years ago, the Neanderthals disappeared, although pockets might have survived until as recently as 24,000 years ago. Since they vanished just as modern humans were emerging there, scientists have long speculated that we might have driven their extinction.
"I think we did away with our competition," asserted paleoanthropologist Ian Tattersall at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. "We either did it indirectly by out-competing them over resources or directly by conflict. Homo sapiens is completely different from any other hominid that ever existed we process information about the world in a different way."
Other scientists have suggested that Neanderthals weren't destroyed so much as absorbed by modern humans. "Maybe they were wiped out by disease or by conquerors, but maybe they did leave important genes into our gene pool," said paleoanthropologist Milford Wolpoff at the University of Michigan.
Paleoanthropologist Tim Weaver at the University of California at Davis also noted that our species apparently could live at higher population densities than Neanderthals. As a result, this slight difference, with or without interbreeding, would have led to us replacing them.
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The questions in these passages is 1) where did these other people come from for Cain to marry, and 2) what is meant by the sons of God versus the women of men? Could these be the Neanderthals-another race of creatures but not on the same level and God-breathed beings?
Of course they did. Remember Bill and Monica?
No doubt. Ted Kennedy and various human waitresses...
LOL!!! One was a neanderthal. One was an intern.
Had beer been invented yet?
There is an interesting Christian fiction series on Nephilum. Very distracting stuff tho, like the end times, easy to lose focus of your primary mission.
Cue photo of Helen Thomas.
See the thread posted a little earlier “The Greatest Friday night mugshot I’ve ever seen on ‘The Smoking Gun’”
There you will see the child born of this loving union.
“Roughly 30,000 years ago, the Neanderthals disappeared, although pockets might have survived until as recently as 24,000 years ago. Since they vanished just as modern humans were emerging there, scientists have long speculated that we might have driven their extinction.”
“driven their extinction”/ What run over by a SUV?
Now that doesn't mean the stories themselves don't have a very early ~ even Ice Age ~ origin, but there are few such tales. (Lot, his wife and the visit to the area of Sodom may be such a story).
Eventually some smart guys somewhere will figure out the references to this one.
Democrats are Exhibit A.
My wife, a “Modern Human”, says her Neanderthal does.
Stop the insulting of neanderthals!
They are people too.
They sell insurance Geico insurance..
According to my wife the answer is “Yes”. And as recently as days ago.
And I still do as often as she wants me to.
don’t forget Paris Hilton...
Yes, but only after drinking too much.
You really have to make that photo morph into a neanderthal. I mean it’s already so close...
Perfect way to explain Bozo and his “wookie” stinking up the White House!
Is that how we got ‘Me-shell’? Just wonderin’.