Top 10 Misconceptions About Neanderthals - Listverse
Once depicted as brutal, grunting, slouching sub-humans, Neanderthals are now known to have had brains as large as ours and their own distinct culture. They buried their dead, tended their sick and co-existed with our own ancestors in Europe for thousands of years before becoming extinct just as modern humans flourished and began to spread
The Ups and Downs of Neanderthal DNA
Recent analysis of modern human and Neanderthal DNA has identified nine Neanderthal genes that are present in living humans, and which are are known to raise or reduce the risk of various diseases, including diabetes, lupus, liver cirrhosis, and Crohn's disease. Neanderthal DNA also appears to be important in hair and skin development. Related Link: ** Darwin Drives a Hybrid Animal .
Neanderthals were as Smart as Early Humans, Say Scientists | Anthropology | Sci-News.com
Anthropologists have found that complex interbreeding and assimilation may have been responsible for Neanderthal disappearance about 40,000 years ago.
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Evolution. Wherever it hangs, the top poster needs to be replaced with the bottom one. Although an excellent rendition of the super basic progression, it's too linear & leads to misunderstanding.
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Europeans have three times more Neanderthal genes for lipid catabolism than Asians or Africans
Contemporary Europeans have as many as three times more Neanderthal variants in genes involved in lipid catabolism than Asians and Africans. Although Neanderthals are extinct, fragments of their genomes persist in modern humans. These shared regions are unevenly distributed across the genome and some regions are particularly enriched with Neanderthal variants.