Vindija 33.19’s Genome Shows We Are More Neanderthal Than We Thought

Two new, fascinating papers on Neanderthal genetic introgression and the sequencing of an entire Neanderthal's genome came out this last week. Before these new studies, only one (Altai, Siberia 125ka) of four Neanderthal specimens have had their entire genomes sequenced with sufficient quality to compare to modern humans. This new genome comes from a 52,000... Continue Reading →

The Neandertal Draft Genome

Every time big anthropology news has come out in the last year or so, I'm too busy and drowned under the sea of books and notes for my upcoming exams to immerse myself in it. This happened with Ardipithecus last fall, and now with the draft of the Neandertal genome coming out tomorrow, I can't... Continue Reading →

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