January 16, 2007

GRANDAD, BUT, DON'T WORRY, YOU AREN'T...:

Your granddaddy may be part Neanderthal (RANDOLPH E. SCHMID, 1/17/07, Associated Press)

A skull found in a cave in Romania includes features of both modern humans and Neanderthals, possibly suggesting that the two may have interbred thousands of years ago.

Neanderthals were replaced by early modern humans. Researchers have long debated whether the two groups mixed together...


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Posted by Orrin Judd at January 16, 2007 9:51 AM
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DNA studies have shown sufficient incompatibilities to pretty much rule out interbreeding between Neanderthal and Cro Mangons.

Not saying that's the final word, but it's going to take a lot more than a reconstructed skull to overcome that evidence.

Posted by: Molon Labe at January 16, 2007 4:59 PM

Put one of each in a cage and they'd breed post haste.

Posted by: oj at January 16, 2007 5:55 PM

But would they use the estrus or missionary approaches?

Posted by: ratbert at January 16, 2007 8:56 PM
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