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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Neanderthals and Humans Interacted for Thousands of Years
The idea that the
Neanderthals went extinct is actually a serious error. They never
did at all and their presence in our genome fully confirms just that.
As well, I have one clear old report of a small extant village of
these peoples that is confirmed by recent knowledge.
What did happen is that burgeoning human populations simply absorbed this unique bloodline
through the sheer weight of numbers. Without significant conflict at all, this
was then inevitable. Their own natural economy simply failed to
produce larger communities and any raiding would produce forced
matings as happened recently with an Altai wild woman.
This must also apply in
other species as well and needs to be looked for and noted. In fact
I want to state that this mechanism is a powerful engine to produce
ethnic characteristics as well. A successful group will preserve
their special features even as they expand through the production of
large numbers of hybrid children back mating into the growing tribe.
humans interacted for thousands of years
A new study from
Oxford University reveals Neanderthals and humans interacted for up
to 5,000 years, 10 times longer than previously thought.
across Europe found that humans' ancestors exchanged ideas and
culture as well as competed for food.
"I think we can
set aside the idea of a rapid extinction of Neanderthals caused
solely by the arrival of modern humans. Instead we can see a more
complex process in which there is a much longer overlap between the
two populations where there could have been exchanges of ideas and
culture," said Professor Thomas Higham.
thought humans and Neanderthals only co-existed on Earth for about
hunting the same animals, collecting the same plants and wanting to
live in the best caves. So there would have been an economic
competition," said Professor Chris Stringer of the Natural
History Museum in London.
It had been previously
proposed that Neanderthals had been wiped out by humans in
interspecies conflict or had been decimated by human disease.
Rather than disease or
conflict, scientists think the Ice Age 40,000 years ago may have been
the cause of extinction.