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Unformatted text preview: • Blade base tools with specific functions Genetic Evidence • 1970's era tests of mtDNA show similarity between Neandethals and dissimilarity with modern humans • But lack of samples time depth leading challenges to DNA analysis and interpretation. Neanderthal DNA • Neanderthals did not contribute mtDNA to modern humans 1. Differences outside the variation of modern human DNA – more than three times But there's new nucleur DNA evidence • Comparisons to modern human DNA suggest limited interbreeding occurred around 100,000 most likley in the Middle East Neanderthals Are Still with Us • Neanderthals contributed to the modern gene pool in Europe and Asia • Initial data suggest 5-7% of our DNA is shared • Africans have no neanderthal DNA markers. Why?...
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- Spring '08
- Neanderthal, DNA markers, DNA analysis, modern human DNA, Mousterian Industry