Monday, 1 February 2021

Neanderthal teeth point to interbreeding

Neanderthal teeth point to extensive interbreeding. The 13 teeth were excavated at the Paleolithic site of La Cotte de St Brelade in Jersey in 1910. They are dated to 48,000 years ago. Their shape suggests a link to modern humans and the possibility of a hybrid population. DNA testing is ongoing.
Many studies have suggested that Neanderthals and modern humans interbred multiple times, and around 2% of non-African human DNA is Neanderthal.