Sunday, December 7, 2008

Aha! Not Only Are We Portuguese, We're Also Neanderthals!

I'm so excited! I've always wanted to be a Neanderthal!

And it might explain some peculiarities on my paternal side.

A 24,500-year-old skeleton found in Portugal shows Neandertals and early modern humans intermixed and produced children, said Erik Trinkaus, Ph.D., professor of anthropology in Arts and Sciences. Trinkaus is the principal paleontologist examining a 4-year-old child's skeleton that was excavated from the Abrigo do Lagar Velho, near Leiria, Portugal, about 90 miles north of Lisbon.

- Maggie (Amateur Flint-knapper)

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