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Neanderthals and humans coexisted in Israel

New evidence has been found in northern Israel which suggests that Neanderthals and modern humans may have lived there side-by-side.

“If that interbreeding did take place, it must have been here,”said Daniel Kaufman, an archeologist working at the site.

Genetic research showing Neanderthal genes make up 1 to 4 percent of European genes supports the notion of peaceful interbreeding between the two subspecies.

Earlier theories speculated that the relationship was the result of rape between the constantly warring groups.”

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Story: Jerusalem Post | Photo: Jerusalem Post

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