posted on Sep, 30 2012 @ 05:59 AM
Researchers have found evidence that Neanderthals and early man lived together without conflict and speculate that they may have inter bred in the
limestone caves in the coastal mountain range of northern Israel, 80,000 years ago.
Heritage site: The Nahal Me'arot (Cave River) nature reserve containing caves used
by prehistoric men
Stone axes and sharp flint arrowheads of both branches of the human race have been discovered in the caves, yet no evidence of lethal wounds from
those weapons has been uncovered suggesting both sub-species lived in peace.
Researchers suggest that this apparent peaceful co-existence may explain why modern Europeans have some Neanderthal DNA.
Genetic studies have indicated that modern Europeans have between 1 and four per cent of their genes from Neanderthals, who died out 28,000
None of the bones uncovered at Nahal Me'arot - a World Heritage site - had lethal wounds which suggested prehistoric men lived in peace with each
other 80,000 years ago.
Archeologist Daniel Kaufman said: 'If that interbreeding did take place, it must have been here. To call someone a Neanderthal is insulting to the
He told writer James Hilder that he believed peaceful cross-breeding was more likely than the result of rape attacks.
Neanderthals would have a good chance of passing off unnoticed in a crowd of people, so it isn't a great stretch of the imagination that early humans
and Neanderthals had peaceful amorous encounters.
Imagine how well she would scrub up with some make up...
A National Geographic comparison
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