Neanderthals

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Sun Jun 29 21:14:57 EDT 2003


--- minnow at belfry.org.uk wrote:
> Ania followed Jon:
> >If there was interaction between humans and
> neanderthals it is possible that
> >there was also interbreeding.
> 
> Haven't they recently found at least one skeleton in
> Spain or thereabouts
> that seems to be of someone (adolescent, I think)
> with provably cro-magnon
> *plus* neanderthal ancestry, or has that been
> immediately disproven as
> unreliable, like the cobbled together bits of
> skeletons to make Piltdown
> Man?  I'm sure I noticed it a year or so ago on
> Radio 4.  There was being
> excitement about the idea that interbreeding had
> been possible, and might
> have been more widespread than had been thought
> initially, and suchlike.
> 

The Portuguese remains are mentioned here

http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s23000.htm

and here

http://abcnews.go.com/sections/science/DailyNews/neanderthal991025.html

This one is more recent and ambivalent

http://www.discover.com/mar_02/featworks.html

This one suggests no linkage, but concedes evidence is
scanty.

http://www.2think.org/neanderthal.shtml

as does this

http://search.csmonitor.com/durable/2000/03/30/fp2s2-csm.shtml

Finally if anyone wants real detail this site has it
in abundance

http://www.neanderthal-modern.com/genetic1.htm

Jon





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