Attracted to Neanderthals

Attracted to Neanderthals:


Attracted to Neanderthals

Attracted to Neanderthals

Two new studies regarding our genetic relationship with Neanderthals have reached similar conclusions : Makes between 85,000 and 37,000 years after modern humans migrated groups outside Africa, who mated with Neanderthals. Neanderthals died out 30,000 years ago, are the closest relatives to humans , sharing a common ancestor 600,000 years ago.

The researchers say that the Neanderthal DNA related to the hair and skin is particularly present in the DNA of some modern humans . ” In an article published in the journal Nature , researchers at Harvard Medical School and the Max Planck Institute of Anthropology evolutionary in Germany concluded that Neanderthal DNA is particularly similar to the DNA of Europeans and Asians, while another group of researchers from the University of Washington came to similar conclusions. Both studies indicate that Neanderthals genes are now very common in non-African people alive today.

Thus, although the stooped posture and thick eyebrow Neanderthal not seem attractive to the contemporary human being , perhaps a being that was protected by a tangle of hair – hair full, with the strongest bark skin was just the best thing long ago modern humans had ever seen. And Neanderthals also had larger cranial capacity – so, you know , certainly had the wit and wisdom of human courting newcomers.

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