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Neanderthals: More Knowable Now Than Ever

Tim Vernimmen Knowable Magazine
Inviting a Neanderthal for the holidays? That's a good thing. Not only are they the closest relative of homo sapiens, but there's a bit of Neanderthal in almost all of us. New findings about them are coming thick and fast.

A New Picture of When We Mated With Other Kinds of Humans

Maddie Burakoff and Laura Ungar AP
DNA evidence shows that H. sapiens mated with groups including Neanderthals and Denisovans. It even reveals evidence of other “ghost populations” — groups who are part of our genetic code, but whose fossils we haven’t found yet.

Putting Women at the Center of Human Evolution

Sarah Lyall New York Times
Cat Bohannon’s book, “Eve,” looks at the way women’s bodies evolved, and how a focus on male subjects in science has left women “under-studied and under-cared for.”
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