November 04, 2006
Did Neanderthals and Early Modern humans get it together?
"Hybrid" fossils in Romania add to story of ancient human pairings. Previous possible hybrids have been found Portugal and the Czech Republic.
11 years ago
Why's everyone looking at me?
Well, it is perhaps more pleasant to suppose our forebearers bred with them that we exterminated them. But I think it's not proven, one way or the other, yet.
Everyone knows how those primitive people operated: First ya screw 'em, then ya stew 'em.
"get it together"? What is this "it" to which you are referring? Isn't the phrase usually "get it on" or even "get together?" Or is the "it" in question one with which I am no longer "down"? I have little doubt that humans and Neanderthals had sex. Whether or not that sex was reproductive is another story entirely.
Early MH, SM, ISO Neanderthal F for fornication. IM drug, alcohol free, fit, skilled hunter. UB slim, wide hips, enjoy grunting after sex, able to use thumb. Cave drawings to Cap't Throg. No IM.
jc - "get it together" is about the same as "get your ducks in line" or "get organized." "Get it on" ("let the competition begin") and "get together" ("let's meet up) are different, and different from each other, at least in my idiom.
Get "it" on, bang "a" gong.
Eddy Rubin, who is a fantastic lecturer if you ever get the chance to see him,
studies Neanderthal DNA
, and how it differs from the DNA of modern humans. According to his lab's research, any interbreeding that took place wasn't resulting in additions to the homo sapiens genome more recently than about 500,000 years ago. Which is to say that Neanderthals and modern humans weren't breeding or that their offspring weren't breeding.
Knowing the propensity of modern humans to kill one another, is there any reason to wonder what happened to the Neanderthals?
Another unsolved puzzle is that virtually no European fossils older than 30,000 years resemble pure modern humans. "If we've got Neanderthals and modern people and they're hybridizing, why is it that all we find are Neanderthals and hybrids?" asks Finlayson. "Where are the other guys?"
We ARE the hybrids!
or I'm reading it wrong
Looks like the nays have it
Well, there you go.
They aren't here now. They were then. What happened to these early men?
They just went down The corner store. They won't be back They are no more.
They wanted something good to eat and the delicatessen sells sliced meat. Then they wanted colorful things to wear, they put ripe peppers and olives in their hair. We waved our hands, we said goodbye while Neanderthals told us not to cry.
We really didn't care that much, We wouldn't sleep with them, and such.
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Yup, get the good genes, then exterminate 'em. Sounds like they were a friendly bunch. Alas, no more.
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