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Svante Pääbo Sequences Denisova (Neandertal Contemporary) Genome


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svante_Paabo Entire genome of extinct human decoded from fossil February 7, 2012 EnlargeResearchers have now been able to sequence the entire Denisova genome using 10 milligram of a finger bone fragment that was found in the Denisova-Cave in Southern Sibiria. … Continue reading

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Homo Sapiens, Homo Habilis and/or Neandertalis?


I’m not going to apologize for a distant hominin relative who lived 50,000 generations ago.  I have enough trouble dealing with an in-law’s funny uncle (the one whose lap you couldn’t sit on). History tells us that many of us … Continue reading

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Neandertals Genes May Have been Swamped By Sapiens


Neanderthals: Bad luck and its part in their downfall 07 April 2011 by Mark Buchanan, Magazine issue 2807. Subscribe and save AS OUR ancestors moved north out of Africa and onto the doorstep to the rest of the world, they came across their … Continue reading

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Prometheus a Neandertal?


Neanderthals were nifty at controlling fire: study March 14, 2011 A new study involving the University of Colorado Boulder indicates Neanderthals had achieved continuous control of fire by roughly 400,000 years ago. Credit: JPL/NASA A new study involving the University … Continue reading

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Neandertals and High Heels


Early humans won at running; Neandertals won at walking February 7, 2011 by Lin Edwards Calcaneus (heel bone) fracture X-ray. Image: Wikipedia. (PhysOrg.com) — New research has compared the performance of the heels of modern-day distance runners to the heels … Continue reading

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Me Neander, u tal


January 31, 2011 Is There a Neanderthal in Your DNA? A remarkable finding could answer the question whether our human ancestors and the Neanderthals interbred some time after both species left Africa many thousands of years ago. Only 10 years … Continue reading

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Out of Africa II


Find suggests modern humans took earlier path out of Africa http://www.washingtonpost.com For decades, the scientific consensus has held that anatomically modern humans first migrated out of Africa some 60,000 years ago, heading north into the eastern Mediterranean region and on … Continue reading

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