jake on 2003.05.13
at 07:47 pm
Sorry Storm, A recent study found that there is no residual mtDNA from ancient neanderthals in us.
When the Cro-Magnon mtDNA was compared with existing mtDNA data from four Neanderthals dating between 29,000-42,000 years ago, virtually no similarities were found.
The is some more info over at National Geographic has more info on this. They have a quote that points out where the science may be faulty. Considering mtDNA is passed down by the mother, the following could be one hole in the study.
Typically, if there is interbreeding between two groups of unequal status, it often occurs between the males of the more developed culture and the females of the less developed culture.
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