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Started by Jacob_Richter on Aug 30, 2018 4:20:33 PM
Evolution's Holy Grail: 90,000-year-old Hybrid Teenager Stuns Science World

90,000-year-old bone from teenage daughter of Neanderthal mother, Denisovan father shows not only that they mixed, but that they apparently did so frequently.

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-archaeologists-find-hybrid-neanderthal-denisovan-in-siberian-cave-1.6409494

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Jacob_Richter - 30 Aug 2018 20:11:35 (#1 of 14)

Well......I thought it was interesting.

bossab2 - 30 Aug 2018 20:16:09 (#2 of 14)

Poor kid.

Born 89,9970 years before the internet was invented.

TheExcession - 30 Aug 2018 20:56:35 (#3 of 14)

Oh GOD! Mum and Dad, like, Mammoth skins and stone axes are totally last epoch! You're SO embarrassing! I'm GOING to my CAVE!'

rgtstoppedcounting - 30 Aug 2018 21:07:34 (#4 of 14)

They just happened to dig up a total slapper.

col2001 - 30 Aug 2018 21:22:44 (#5 of 14)

“This depends on the definition of ‘species’ that you choose to use; there are dozens, and some contradict each other entirely,”

Uh-oh...

barkis - 30 Aug 2018 21:28:09 (#6 of 14)

Holy Grail seems a bit of an exaggeration. We already knew Homo Sapiens reproduced with Neanderthals.

Arjuna - 30 Aug 2018 21:31:10 (#7 of 14)

I've seen those videos too

brooklyn - 31 Aug 2018 03:25:34 (#8 of 14)

my Irish ancestors never reproduced with brits.

or neanderthals.

but their diaries inform me that brits would not have been Choice A.

just sayin'

Arjuna - 31 Aug 2018 06:48:13 (#9 of 14)

yet you still speak our language

we got you one way or another

AlanII - 31 Aug 2018 07:37:10 (#10 of 14)

… and if they were Caucasian they definitely indulged in a little steamy Neanderthal action too.

SharkPatoo - 31 Aug 2018 07:39:07 (#11 of 14)

Denis O’Van, definitely Irish.

SinnerBoy - 31 Aug 2018 15:21:36 (#12 of 14)

Dutch-Irish, you'll find.

barkis - 31 Aug 2018 15:24:08 (#13 of 14)

There's something in "Decline and Fall" about the Welsh being happy to mate with sheep but not the English.

BadgerDancing - 31 Aug 2018 17:05:05 (#14 of 14)

Don't tell my g/f. She'll assume I'm two-timing her.

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