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Mon May 11, 2020, 08:22 PM

Our species might have reached Europe earlier than thought

“Scientists say human bones found in a Bulgarian cave indicate that our species came to Europe thousands of years earlier than previously thought”

Human bones from a Bulgarian cave suggest our species arrived in Europe thousands of years earlier than previously thought, sharing the continent much longer with Neanderthals.

Scientists found four bone fragments and a tooth that detailed radiocarbon and DNA tests show are from four Homo sapiens, the oldest of which is dated to about 46,000 years ago, according to two studies published Monday in the journals Nature and Nature Ecology & Evolution.

The previous oldest European human bone fragments were found in Romania. Efforts to date them ran into problems but they were likely from sometime around 40,000 years ago ...

It means that for about 7,000 years or so, humans and Neanderthals lived on the same continent, interacting a bit, but probably not often, said institute director Jean-Jacques Hublin, another study lead author. Neanderthals went extinct about 40,000 years ago.

https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/species-reached-europe-earlier-thought-70617668

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left-of-center2012 May 2020 OP
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keithbvadu2 May 2020 #3
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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 08:56 PM

1. I initially read this as Europa

and was very impressed!

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 08:58 PM

2. My ancestors were "doing it" with Neanderthals...

... if the results from 23andMe are accurate.

Make love, not extinction. Lol.

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #2)

Tue May 12, 2020, 09:12 AM

5. I think I have cousins who are closely related to Neanderthals

They probably think I'm a troglodyte.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Original post)

Mon May 11, 2020, 09:15 PM

3. Clan of the Cave Bear

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #3)

Tue May 12, 2020, 09:08 AM

4. Excellent book

But I lost my way with the sequels.

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