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Tiny Neanderthal toebone highlights early human inter-breeding

A tiny toebone from a Neanderthal woman who lived around 50,000 years ago has shown that several branches of early humans interbred before a single group, Homo sapiens, rose to dominate. The bone has provided the final piece to a project, launched in 2006 by European evolutionary anthropologist Svante Paabo,…

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