We, the Neanderthals

We, the Neanderthals

Of all the stories I missed while attending a research conference in Denver, the most amazing is the sudden wave of evidence that modern humans are an admixed population between ancient humans and Neanderthals. In other words, an us-versus-them (or them-versus-us, as in The Inheritors and “The Ugly Little Boy“) model of Ancient Humans and Neanderthals should be replaced by an “us and them” model. In the same way that the English are both Norman and Saxon, the Turks are Turkic and Greek, and American Blacks are African and European, we are both Cro-Magnon and Neanderthal.

Blog posts are all over the place, so instead of trying to synthesize them, I will simply link to a number of these, highlighting the most interesting lines of each

Read these links. They are fascinating.

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