Scientific Methods

Sunday, March 12, 2006

NEANDERTHALS MATED WITH MODERN HUMANS

"A hybrid skeleton showing features of both Neanderthal and early modern humans has been discovered, challenging the theory that our ancestors drove Neanderthals to extinction.
The skeleton of a young boy was found in Portugal.

Scientists say it shows for the first time that Neanderthals, who became extinct tens of thousands of years ago, mated with early members of our own species."


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/323657.stm
 
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