Neanderthal

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Synonyms for Neanderthal

extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia

ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance

relating to or belonging to or resembling Neanderthal man

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That species is probably not Neandertal or Denisovan, but a different, related hominid group, said Bohlender, a statistical geneticist at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
Correcting the neandertal stereotype would enable us to learn--humbly and to our benefit--that those ancient cousins, like our own ancestors, knew a few basic things about life and living that we have forgotten and will have to relearn if we and our planet are to have any future at all, let alone one which could allow us to evolve further and realize our as yet undreamed of human potential.
Therefore, the physical makeup of early homo sapiens, Neandertals, Australopithecus and even chimps reflect their active lifestyle.
Neandertals may not have been very expressive or personable.
A separate species from Homo sapiens, Neandertals were also around during the Stone Age but are now extinct.
However, with this huge amount of data comes increased statistical power - sequencing not only the four billion nucleotides from three individual Neandertals, but also five present-day humans from around the world for comparison (from South Africa, West Africa, Papau New Guinea, China, and Western Europe).
Actualmente se han planteado varias hipotesis sobre su desaparicion: una, la mas aceptada, senala que neandertales y Homo sapiens compitieron por los mismos recursos, por lo que se produjo una de las primeras extinciones de especies causadas por el ser humano: otra hipotesis, ya descartada, es que hubo un proceso de mestizaje con los Homo sapiens, pero el desciframiento del genoma del neandertal ha descartado esa posibilidad.
Direct high-throughput 454 Sequencing of a DNA extract from a Neandertal fossil has thus far yielded a significant portion of the Neandertal genome, including over one million base pairs of hominoid nuclear DNA sequences, giving us the confidence to commence with the sequencing of the entire Neandertal genome," explained Svante Paabo, Ph.
Neandertals lived in Europe long before modern humans, Homo sapiens, 40,000 years ago.
Neandertals first came to researchers' attention in 1856, when a partial skeleton--a heavy skull with arched browridge and massive limb bones--turned up in Germany's Neander Valley.
But the debate has also centered on the relation between the Neandertals and modern humans.
There is great interest in the relationship of Neandertals to people," said senior author Svante Paabo of MPI.
Arnold explained that their study, led by led by Juan Luis Arsuaga from Centro Mixto UCM-ISCIII de Evolucion y Comportamiento Humanos, determined the existence of these who were beings more ancient than the Neandertals.
Washington, April 9 ( ANI ): Researchers have claimed that a new method has helped them confirm that humans and Neandertals interbred.