- May 9, 2010Hello from the Konya Plain.
If, as recently reported, it is correct that Hom Sap and Neanderthal
interbred, this surely implies that offspring of such a union would be
fertile. Is that not surprising?
As to the extinction of Neanderthal, it has long seemed to me that the
absence of Late Paleolithic on the high Anatolian Plateau makes it very
unlikely that the demise was caused by pressure from modern humans
rather than climate.
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