Still More Neandertal Stuff

Just a quick post here on another news item which addresses the likelihood of mating between Neandertals and early modern humans.

According to research co-authored by Neandertal expert Erik Trinkaus, remains discovered in South China indicate the spread of modern humans across Eurasia as early as 100,000 years ago — much earlier than previously thought.  These remains also share some physical traits with Neandertals, suggesting interbreeding.

Trinkaus, by the way, is co-author of an excellent survey of Neandertal research titled The Neandertals:  Changing the Image of Mankind, and Greensboro Public Library just happens to own a copy. 

Check out our previous posts on Neandertals here, here, and here.

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