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AFRICANGLOBE - A new study published in the journal Naturehas found that Neanderthals lived alongside humans for many centuries, and that they may have died out in the 2,000 years between 41,000 and 39,000 years ago in what is now modern-day Belgium.
AFRICANGLOBE - Last month it was reported that a team of scientists studying early homo sapiens in Europe had extracted DNA from the tooth of a male hunter-gatherer who lived in what is now the Asturias region of northern Spain around 7000 years ago. They drew some surprising conclusions from the analysis.
AFRICANGLOBE - Two recent studies have shown that non-Africans have a significant number of Neanderthal genes lurking in their DNA, influencing their skin and hair, their response to certain diseases and even their smoking behaviour.
AFRICANGLOBE - If your heritage is non-African, you are part Neanderthal, according to a new study in the July issue of Molecular Biology and Evolution. Discovery News has been reporting on human/Neanderthal interbreeding for some time now, so this latest research confirms earlier findings.