From how many neanderthals did modern humans descend?

Rephrasing the question to what I'm guessing you mean: "How many Neanderthals contributed DNA to modern humans?"  Modern humans outside of Africa have a small amount of Neanderthal DNA in their genomes.  That came from rare interbreeding between humans and Neanderthals.  Many of the human/Neanderthal

Is there any evidence that Neanderthals showed homosexual behavior?

The most heavily Neanderthal influenced people in Northern Asia, Mongolia, Southeast Asia, and some Native American tribes have a common trait that seems to have come from Neanderthals. They have homosexual shamans who supposedly

What's the percentage of our DNA that can be traced to Neanderthals?

Tuscans and Finns have the highest levels of Neanderthal DNA among modern nations. People from sub-Saharan Africa generally have no or next to no Neanderthal DNA; everyone else has some, ranging from 1 percent to 11 percent. If your great-grandfather were a Neanderthal, you would have 12 percent Neanderthal DNA.

Are Neanderthal genes present in all modern humans?

ALL humans have a tiny amount of Neanderthal nuclear DNAThe Neanderthal Genome Project, a monopoly totally in the hands of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, was started in 2007. The team run by

Can anyone expand on the notion that Neanderthals and the Denisovans were one and the same species?

If you count sapiens, late stage erectus, Denisovans and Neanderthals as one species...You end up with a species that could only partly interbreed with itself.The Denisovans had two distinct lineages for example... one that was an early branch off of erectus... and one that developed much later from erectus... and we

Did humans kill Neanderthals?

I think historians and archaeologists show an enormous lack of imagination regarding a world in which modern humans (sapiens) coexist with Neanderthals.As the history of Homo sapiens shows, humans (sapiens) have had no difficulty in killing one another. By far the most deadly threat to

Did Neanderthals ever interbreed with the humans?

As you saw in the previous answers, YES, they did. And the interbreeding was successful only because they were humans too. They got their

Do Neanderthals have human rights?

I'm not sure why Ernest W. Adams thinks Neanderthals were some sort of dumb idiots, or why anyone would compare them to modern day apes: there is plenty of archaeological evidence showing that Neanderthals made sophisticated tools, hunted

How could neanderthals breed with humans, muslims do you believe in that ?

This is a good question, forcing us to examine the evolutionary basis of aspects of consciousness, if we take it seriously. But I'm sure it will be trolled to death in record time.As far as a soul, I don't know how anyone could qualify the impression of soullessness in anyone or anything else. Some medical researchers

How did modern day humans breed with Neanderthals if they could not speak to us?

Neanderthals looked very similar to us. They wore clothing, created complex tools, wore jewelry, produced art, and [likely] painted their bodies. Their territories overlapped with ours, and aside from having different customs and each of the two groups thinking the other look different than all their friends, it isn't that inconceivable.Its likely

In the recent past, there were 2 species of humans on Earth. Us (Homo sapiens) and Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis). What are the 2 most likely reasons that the Homo sapiens are the only ones left?

In the recent past, there were 2 species of humans on Earth. Us (Homo sapiens) and Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis). What are the 2 most likely reasons that the Homo sapiens are the only ones left?************************Neanderthals became extinct, based on my theory ‘The Gravity Theory of Mass Extinction', because they had evolved in a longitudinal

Is it possible to breed a Neanderthal back into existence through selective breeding in the human genome?

Absolutely, there are scientists at this moment who are trying to bring back the mammoth:Should humanity resurrect dinosaurs and bring the Neanderthals back to life?De-extinction - WikipediaIts likely in the future the Neanderthal could be brought back to life, although if a Neanderthal is brought back to life,

Were Neanderthals and Cro-Magnons humans?

Neanderthals, Cro-Magnons, and even the mysterious Denisovans were all members of the human species in the sense that they could inter-breed. But so can lions and tigers! Yet they're considered separate species because they look and act quite differently.Neanderthals also looked

Were Neanderthals humans?

Neanderthals were the first people that lived in the cold climates of ancient Europe.  Let us look at the climate of that time.  Glaciers covered much of the continent, the weather was generally cold and wet, and the diets of these people were not up to par with modern standards.  To me, this seems like a perfect

Were Neanderthals smarter or more advanced than their Homo sapiens counterparts at their time?

Sapiens encountered Neanderthals in the Middle East and Europe. Neanderthals were more muscular than Sapiens, were better adapted to cold climes and had larger brains. Homo sapiens between 150,000 and 70,000 years had limited cognitive abilities. In the first recorded

Were neanderthals smarter than modern humans?

I am intrigued by this question, because it sounds as if it should be impossible to answer, yet we have so many fresh lines of evidence to follow, as to suggest a definitive answer will come soon. First the basics...All animals can

What do we know about Denisovans? How closely related are they to Neanderthals?

This is a complicated question. Denisovans are actually a hybrid species made up of at least three different species of archaic hominids. Around a million years ago, there was a

What is the highest percentage of Neanderthal DNA found in a modern human so far?

I have a confession to make... I'm sorry I lied but... I am actually 100% Neanderthal. Shh.. don't tell anyone... they're listening.. they'll lock me up in a lab and commit horrible indecencies on me...All joking aside. If you are looking for a single person answer then you are out of

Why did the reconstructed faces of Neanderthals change to look more similar to modern humans?

Mainly from a P.R. standpoint, most people have neanderthal DNA, and most likely the average person would automatically denounce having any Neanderthal DNA if we didn't try to make Neanderthals look more presentable. Modern reconstructions highlight the similarities and downplay the differences.This is the images that I grew up knowing as neanderthals:

Would it be possible to create a Neanderthal by selectively breeding humans?

First, I would like to point out that "100% Neanderthal" or 100% anything, when it comes to populations that have gone through several migrations and interbreeding, does not exist. Our species has interbred with Neanderthals and Denisovans so there is not even 100% H. sapiens even though this is what we believed a decade or so ago when the