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    Periglacial Eurasia, where the Neanderthals thrived, was probably colder for more of the year than the modern-day Arctic Circle. Even if they did stick to the edges of the glaciers as they receded, it was probably still too warm for them. Besides, their prey were dying off for the same reason, which didn't exactly facilitate population growth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moochy View Post
    Lewis if this were so, why couldn't they have just moved further north to exist? Brrrr...caribou. Eskimo territory. Wonder how much the Eskimo population has of Neanderthal DNA? I read that everyone else has between 2 and 4% of their genome from Neanderthals.
    Africans for the most part don't have any Neanderthal DNA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saturnfan View Post
    Africans for the most part don't have any Neanderthal DNA.
    I know you said "for the most part," but I think this article is still relevant. It discusses the possibility that North Africans may have Neanderthal DNA, if the current testing is accurate.
    The Real Question: Who Didn't Have Sex with Neanderthals? | LiveScience

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kata View Post
    I know you said "for the most part," but I think this article is still relevant. It discusses the possibility that North Africans may have Neanderthal DNA, if the current testing is accurate.
    The Real Question: Who Didn't Have Sex with Neanderthals? | LiveScience
    Yea, I was primarly refering to sub-Saharan Africans. Although you might find this article interesting too. It speculates that sub-Saharan Africans may have traces of DNA from another, non-neanderthal humaniod that hasn't left any fossil evidence.

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    That's really interesting! I wonder if the current genetic evidence could point us in the right direction as to where to look for fossils?

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    Thanks again for that article, I'm sharing it with my anthropology club

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