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Human, Neanderthal Mix Is Discounted

March 08, 2003|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The Neanderthal dominated Europe for more than 100,000 years, but he disappeared forever when modern humans evolved in Africa and moved to the other continents. There is no convincing evidence, says Richard G. Klein of Stanford University, that Neanderthals and modern humans ever mixed in substantial numbers, which means that when the Neanderthals died out, so did their genes.

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