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Revolutionary Relative in time and genetics and Earliest Discoveries.docx

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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 1131
Professor
D.Sandgathe
Semester
Summer

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Revolutionary Relative in time and genetics and Earliest Discoveries Closest revolutionary relative in terms of time and genetics  We share a common ancestor from approximately 500,000 years ago  Neanderthals and humans have had successfully interbred  First hominins that we have ever discovered, due to their location in Europe  More fossils of Neanderthals than any other species we’ve discovered Earliest Discoveries:  Engis Cave, Belgium in 1839:  Child’s cranium, but not recognized as a Neanderthal skull into decades later  Forbes Quarry, Gibraltar in 1848:  Complete skull found but again, not immediately recognized as a Neanderthal skull – thought to be a modern human’s  Feldhofer Cave, Germany in 1856:  Another skull started the debate of whether there was another species/ancestor  Sky d’Orneau, Belgium in 1886:  Found two nearly complete skeletons  Became obvious that it wasn’t modern humans with some diseases  It was a hominin lineage different from our own  1890s were when the
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