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Jaw Bone May Be From Modern Human/Neanderthal Hybrid


Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 512 days ago - archaeology.org
Silvana Condemi of the University of Ai-Marseille and her colleagues claim that a jaw from the Riparo di Mezzena rock shelter in northern Italy is from the first-known Neanderthal/modern human hybrid. "From the morphology of the lower



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Freya H. (304)
Tuesday April 2, 2013, 5:25 pm
I've heard and read several times that Neanderthals didn't disappear entirely, but interbred with Cro-Magnons and modern humans.
 

Sandra Patterson (60)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 11:16 am
noted,thank you
 

Many Feathers (134)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 11:54 am
noted
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (182)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 12:37 pm
a potem okaże się, że te kości należały do różnych osobników, jak to było z Lucy
 

Wild Thang (9)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 5:33 pm
It makes my jaw drop maybe the early humans had more fun.
 

Wild Thang (9)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 5:35 pm
There is probably lots of mixed breeds running around even now.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 5:43 pm
Some guys will mate with anything. I'm not surprised. Perhaps the result is sterile, like a mule. So maybe matings happened alot, but it was the end of the family line.
 

Spirit Spider (86)
Wednesday April 3, 2013, 8:30 pm
Interesting.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (544)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 12:36 am
Noted
 

caroline s. (79)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 1:29 am
Very interesting, thanks!
 

Patricia H. (468)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:06 am
noted
 

Konstantin Trubin (551)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 10:38 am
Кроманьонцы скрещивались с неандертальцами. У многих этносов сохранились некоторые черты неандертальцев. В основной же массе почти все мы чистокровные кроманьонцы.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 3:34 pm
Current genetic evidence tells us that homo sapiens sapientis interbred with homo sapiens neanderthalensis and the result is that in modern people of European ancestry and some people of Asian ancestry there is between 1-4 % neanderthal DNA. Sooooooo - there musta been some intermediate folks who were fertile. It's just a question of finding remains. I read years ago about intermediates found in caves in Israel. Nice post, and always welcome to hear about such findings. Thanks Marty.
 

Birgit W. (144)
Thursday April 4, 2013, 4:44 pm
Noted
 

Kathy Niell (95)
Friday April 5, 2013, 12:15 pm
Not enough information! This story sounds like the basis for a good science fiction book!
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday April 17, 2013, 9:51 am
Noted
 
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