A Neanderthal in you

"Wilma Neanderthal" recreation for National Geographic Society

Do we have a little Neanderthal in us?

The common ancestor of Humans and Neanderthals lived in Africa around half a million years ago. After that, the ancestors of Neanderthals moved north and finally made it to Europe and Asia. Our ancestors, meanwhile, stuck around Africa until about 100,000 years ago before eventually conquering the globe. Neanderthals died out around 28,000 years ago.

A new genetic study carried out by an international team, in which the ‘Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas‘ (CSIC) has participated, suggests that some of our ancestors interbred with other species of humans, such as Neanderthals.

Isn’t it amazing? What do you think about it? I would like to know your opinion.


So say we all!!