January 18, 2022
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Sex with Neanderthals was common for early Eurasian Homo sapiens, DNA says

EnlargeHajdinjak et al. 2020DNA from the earliest Homo sapiens in Europe adds more detail to the story of our species’ expansion into Eurasia—and our complicated 5,000-year relationship with Neanderthals. The earliest traces of our species in Eurasia are a lower molar and a few fragments of bone from Bacho Kiro Cave in Bulgaria, dating to between 4...