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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2021 4:42 p.m. PST

…, Not Wiped Out

"Prehistoric teeth found over 100 years ago are some of the best evidence yet for hybridized communities of Neanderthals and modern humans.

We know that Neanderthals and early modern humans interbred—our DNA tells us so—but fossil evidence in this regard is surprisingly lacking. Hence the importance of the new research paper, published today in the Journal of Human Evolution.

The evidence consists of prehistoric teeth recovered from the La Cotte de St. Brelade cave site in Jersey, an island located in the English Channel, in 1910 and 1911. The teeth, belonging to two individuals, exhibit characteristics consistent with interbreeding, pointing to the presence of hybridized populations.."
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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian02 Feb 2021 6:29 p.m. PST

Not conquered or enslaved?

USAFpilot02 Feb 2021 8:13 p.m. PST

I sometimes think that Douglas Adams had it right in "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy"; that we are actually descendants from those cretins the Golgafrinchans. We humans seem to be the only things on this planet that is out of place.

GurKhan03 Feb 2021 5:03 a.m. PST

"Not conquered or enslaved?"

Neither of these rules out interbreeding, surely. The DNA and the teeth just tell us that cross-population mating happened, they say nothing about the circumstances.

Dagwood03 Feb 2021 9:20 a.m. PST

How do we differentiate between those genes that are common to Neanderthals and Sapiens because of interbreeding, and those genes that are common to both because of a common ancestor ?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2021 12:26 p.m. PST

Good question…


Personal logo ochoin Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2021 6:35 p.m. PST

How do we differentiate between those genes that are common to Neanderthals and Sapiens because of interbreeding, and those genes that are common to both because of a common ancestor ?

Pretty straight forward, really. Neanderthal-derived DNA has been found in the genomes of most or possibly all contemporary populations, varying noticeably by region. It accounts for 1–4% of modern genomes for people outside Sub-Saharan Africa, although estimates vary, and either none or possibly up to 0.3% for those in Africa.

So look at what is "missing" in African DNA compared to the rest of humanity, cross check with the genome of Neanderthals & there it is.

Dagwood04 Feb 2021 11:00 a.m. PST

Good answer, Ochoin, thank you

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