It could be an insult. You’re a real Neanderthal.
I remember learning in school, it was thought by the time modern humans arrived in Europe, they had died out or modern man killed them off.
Now it is thought by the end, Neanderthals were so outnumbered, they bred with the Homo Sapien arrivals in Europe. It may have helped mankind today fight off certain diseases.
So the next time someone calls you a hulking Neanderthal, your response might be “And, your point?” 🙂
- NOVA: Decoding Neanderthals (alaskapublic.org)
- Neanderthal genome may hold clues to human survival (cbc.ca)
- Decoding Neanderthals (dienekes.blogspot.com)
- A History Lesson from Genes: Using DNA to Tell Us How Populations Change (sciencelife.uchospitals.edu)