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    • gold_coast
    • 04.08.08 | 06:07 (IDT)

    i dont think that's true. there may be a relation. as we know, neanderthals are from europe and western central asia. i almost worked with group at UMich that was trying to disprove that, but the genetic evidence is compelling if still just suggestive. the genetic distribution in europe is substantially different than the rest of the world. There is a certain typical variation for different regions of the world, but europe is of a very different character. personally, i don't think its that much of a stretch of imagination to think that there was interbreeding. is that such a big deal? The very fact that there was interbreeding shows that the species were very very close genetically.

    from the article: Did prehistoric man come from Haifa?
    First published 00:00 06.09.07 | Last updated 00:00 06.09.07
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