Neanderthals And Humans Were Hooking Up Way More Than Anyone Thought

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  1. Jack Knight

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    A snippet of the article
    Way more sex happened between Neanderthals and the ancestors of modern humans across Europe and Asia than scientists originally thought, a new study finds.
    Scientists initially thought that interbreeding among the two groups was more isolated to a particular place and time — specifically, when they encountered each other in western Eurasia shortly after modern humans left Africa. This idea stemmed from the fact that the genomes of modern humans from outside Africa are only about 2 percent Neanderthal, on average.
    Subsequent research, however, has found that Neanderthal ancestry is 12 to 20 percent higher in modern East Asians compared to modern Europeans. [In Images: The First Bone from a Neanderthal-Denisovan Hybrid]

    https://www.livescience.com/64189-neanderthals-and-humans-interbreeding.html
    Charles Q. Choi Live Science Contributor,LiveScience.com

    I wasn't thinking about Neanderthals and Humans hooking up, the science article caught my attention since it is about evolution.
     
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    Don Alaska Very Well-Known Member
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    This goes along with the "Rape and Pillage Theory" that I mentioned in another thread.
     
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    That probably explains some of my in-laws. :D
     
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