Thursday, May 6, 2010

A group of scientists have concluded that about 1% to 4% of the genome of non-Africans is derived from Neanderthals

The scientists asserts that the interbreeding did not occur in Europe but in the Middle East - some 100,000 to 60,000 years ago - before the modern human populations of Europe and East Asia had split apart. This new research undercuts the present belief that all human populations draw from the same gene pool that existed a mere 50,000 years ago. The Neanderthals interbred only with non-Africans, the people who left Africa, which would mean that non-Africans drew from a second gene pool not available to Africans.


50 million Neandertals (genetically)

The Neandertal Genome & Us

Neandertals, admixture, etc.

Breaking: there’s a little bit of Neandertal in all of us

Ask the rhino


Bob said...

Interesting - I've always perceived black races as being more distinctly different than others.

Average Joe said...


Quite right. Scientific research clearly shows that there are real biological differences between the various races. Hopefully the idiots in the politically correct media will soon stop saying that race is nothing more than a "social construct."