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Hey look at me! I'm part Neanderthal...but which part?
Old 12-17-2007, 04:03 PM   #1
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Hey look at me! I'm part Neanderthal...but which part?

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People of European descent may be 5% Neanderthal, according to a DNA study that questions whether modern humans left Africa and replaced all other existing hominids.

The same study, published in the latest issue of the journal PloS Genetics, also says West Africans could be related to an archaic human population.

As both groups spread, the findings suggest we all have a bit of archaic DNA in our genes
News in Science - Are you part-Neanderthal? - 23/08/2006
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This goes a long way in explaining my low gutteral grunting and regular cravings for a 16 oz Woolly Mammoth steak.
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So if you have more than 5%, do you buy a pick-up and a gun?
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So if you have more than 5%, do you buy a pick-up and a gun?
You mean everyone doesn't already own at least one of each?
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So if you have more than 5%, do you buy a pick-up and a gun?
according to the geico commercials you drive a volvo, play tennis,
and have a therapist...
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51% of the population think that most of the Neanderthal genetic material is in the "Y" chromosone
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Hey...I married one of those!
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Not sure how accurate this WSJ piece is, but it appears that we homo-saps may have a mistaken conception about Neanderthal society and people.

BY NAOMI SCHAEFER RILEY
Friday, December 15, 2006 12:01 a.m. EST

The December issue of the journal Current Anthropology offers a new hypothesis for how the Neanderthals died out 10,000 years ago. It happens that there was little or no division of labor in Neanderthal society. Unlike in early human communities, where the men hunted and the women gathered (or hunted small animals), male and female Neanderthals were both engaged in going after big game, at least if the evidence from their gravesites is to be believed. When there was no big game, there was no food at all.


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