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Humans Did Not Wipe Out the Neanderthals, New Research Suggests

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Neanderthals went extinct in Europe about 40,000 years ago, giving them millennia to coexist with modern humans culturally and sexually, new findings suggest.

This research also suggests that modern humans did not cause Neanderthals to rapidly go extinct, as some researchers have previously suggested, scientists added.

Neanderthals are the closest extinct relatives of modern humans, and lived in Europe and Asia. Recent findings suggest that Neanderthals were closely related enough to interbreed with ancestors of modern humans — about 1.5 to 2.1 percent of the DNA of anyone outside Africa is Neanderthal in origin. Read more.

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.

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efka-m replied to your post “Meet The Blogger Tag”

oh, you’re the first person here who knows and likes UNKLE! :) Also I see that you can mount and ride pretty anything ;)

I can, I have many skills…

Maaaan, I love UNKLE! Discovered them with a trailer of Assassin’s Creed on went from there. Psyence Fiction is just awesome!

Carved sphinxes at Ancient Amphipolis tomb will not be removed

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Two sphinxes weighing around 1.5 tons each will not be moved from the entrance to the tomb at Ancient Amphipolis currently being excavated by archaeologists.

It has also been decided that a mosaic displaying black and white rhombus shapes will not be moved either, Kathimerini has been told.

Technical work began on Monday at the tomb in Central Macedonia, northern Greece, to ensure there will be no collapse or other damage as archaeologists attempt to enter the tomb and discover what lies inside.

There are indications that the tomb has been raided in the past but archaeologists are not yet in a position to confirm this. Read more.

the-shark-blog:

The earliest sharks date from more than 420 million years ago, before the time of the dinosaurs! The 400 species of modern sharks have evolved in various ways and scientists have classified them into the 8 major groups shown in this graphic. See how sharks fit into this family tree, from the most well-known sharks like the great white and tiger sharks, to the bizarre lesser-known sharks like the frilled shark, goblin shark and cookiecutter shark.”

Joseph // Source