Your inner Neandertal
New study finds some DNA in modern humans was passed down from Neandertals
By Stephen Ornes, 00:00 AM May 26, 2010
By Stephen Ornes
According to a new study, many modern humans might be walking around with a little caveman inside. Inside their cells, that is.
Artist John Gurche created this bust showing what a Neandertal may have looked like.
|© 2010, John Gurche; Smithsonian Institution|
The Neandertals, now extinct, are ancient members of the human family tree. Neandertals, or Homo neanderthalensis, appeared about 300,000 years ago and anatomically modern humans, Homo sapiens, appeared about 25...
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