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I can’t help it. I am a bit of a Neanderthal

A 45,000 thighbone has kicked up a storm in the archaeology of our earliest ancestors. The bone was found in Siberia and then analyzed by the master of ancient genetics Dr Svente Paabo of the Max Planck Institute in Leipzig. The results? The bone from Ust’-Ishim sets a new record for the earliest find outside of Africa and the Near East of a modern human. Homo sapiens sapiens. That’s you and me. [Read More]