Skip to comments.Here's What Happened When Neanderthals And Ancient Humans Hooked Up 80,000 Years Ago
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
Jan. 29, 2014, 1:49 PM
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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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.
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.
"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!"
Jimmy Castor Bunch knew
Looks like BRAIN trumps BRAWN!
My ancestors, the Neanderthals!
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?
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.
The Dude for POTUS and Walter for Sec Def.
Looks like we are reverting back to Neanderthals.
The "locals" had real issues with getting around.
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