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Human big brains for 660,000 years

burnitdown (1076427) writes | more than 6 years ago

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Death Metal Maniac writes "The team analysed the DNA of 13 genes from the Neanderthal mitochondria and found they were distinctly different to modern humans, suggesting Neanderthals never, or rarely, interbred with early humans. The genetic material shows that a Neanderthal "Eve" lived around 660,000 years ago, when the species last shared a common ancestor with humans. Despite having barrel chests, strong ridges above their eyes and a lack of chins, their brains were on average larger than those of modern humans."
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