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Africans had their own Neanderthal ancestor

Africans had their own Neanderthal ancestor
July 27, 2012, 02:38:15 PM
The human family tree just got another — mysterious — branch, an African “sister species” to the heavy-browed Neanderthals that once roamed Europe.

While no fossilized bones have been found from these enigmatic people, they did leave a calling card in present-day Africans: snippets of foreign DNA.


“We’re calling this a Neanderthal sibling species in Africa,” Akey said. He added that the interbreeding probably occurred 20,000 to 50,000 years ago, long after some modern humans had walked out of Africa to colonize Asia and Europe, and around the same time Neanderthals were waning in Europe.


Interesting information about races. This came right on time. I was just reading about the subject prior to yesterday, yesterday and will be reading today.