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Evidence Mounts For Interbreeding Bonanza in Ancient Human Species

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Neanderthal toe-bone

DNA from from this Neanderthal toe-bone has revealed evidence of interbreeding.

Credit: Max Plank Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology/B. Viola

The discovery of yet another period of interbreeding between early humans and Neanderthals is adding to the growing sense that sexual encounters among different ancient human species were commonplace throughout their history.

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