In northern Italy, skeletal remains of an individual who lived 40,000-30,000 years ago have been found and that could be the first modern human and Neanderthal hybrid known so far, thereby providing clear proof that humans and Neanderthals interbred on the evolutionary scale.
The study has focused on the jaw of an individual discovered in a shelter called Riparo di Mezzena, in the Lessini Monti region of Italy. Starting from the shape of the lower jaw the passage between the classical Neanderthals is identified, which lacked chin, and the modern human, who has a prominent lower jaw and a more developed chin, as explained by Silvana Condemi, anthropologist and director of research at the CNRS at the University of Ai-Marseille.
Silvana and her colleagues, through DNA analysis and 3D images, studied the remains and compared the results with the characteristics of Homo Sapiens. The results of the genetic analysis showed that the mitochondrial DNA of the individual is female Neanderthal and that this was related to a male Homo Sapiens.
The research team has also hinted that modern humans may have raped Neanderthal women.
Here you have the link to the official document of the investigation.
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