December 1, 2018

Neanderthal and Modern human skulls (photo ©hairymuseummatt)

An article published in the journal “Nature Ecology & Evolution” describes a research on the number of interbreedings between Homo sapiens and Neanderthals. Fernando A. Villanea and Joshua G. Schraiber of the Temple University offered evidence to support the thesis of multiple interbreedings. Fabrizio Mafessoni of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI-EVA) in Leipzig, Germany, published in the same journal a commentary on that research, pointing out that this thesis is in agreement with the increasing evidence of interbreedings between different hominids.