7 May 2010
The latest from the Neanderthal Genome project is that genetical mixing with humans did occur as late as 45 000 to 50 000 years before present. Humans and neanderthals could interbreed .And recently .
See http://andreswhy.blogspot.com "Death of the Neanderthal"
The interbreeding occurred outside of Africa , in Europe and middle Asia .
To be picked up on genetic evidence after such a remove , it had to be on a big scale .
What does this mean ?
Neanderthals were heavily cold-adapted . Big noses , furry , big torsos with relatively short arms and legs .
They also smelled differently (MHC complex)
They were also significantly smarter (bigger cranial size)
From the ripple effects , they were also severely sociopathic . Which is why they lost against the humans .
But the hybrids were a different story . We call them the Nordic types .Stunted neanderthals .
They did not lose . They simply got outbred .
As I said , their descendants were outstanding heavy cavalry .
My only surprise is that Anatolian Sheepdogs are not more prevalent in nordic countries . They really like the smell of neanderthals . Human dogs are inclined to attack neanderthal hybrids .
And here I thought I was a Mongol .