Neanderthals

If only the Neanderthals knew they were so popular! Another news story about them here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19250778. So, dispute between scholars about whether the DNA evidence shows interbreeding with Homo sapiens or not. No surprise there. I don’t know enough about DNA evidence to judge the case but I wonder how far our modern, and right, revulsion against racism fuels our interpretation of the evidence?

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I am freelance consultant archaeologist specialising in public archaeology, interpretation, education and the media.
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