Fora TV presents Dr. Jean-Jacques Hublin of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. He details the curious discovery of a genetic integration between Neanderthals and modern humans around 60,000 years ago.
The Neanderthals are a now-extinct species or subspecies within the genus Homo and closely related to modern humans. They partly evolved in and around Europe. The first proto-Neanderthal traits appeared in Europe as early as 600,000–350,000 years ago.
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