Ancient DNA reveals how often and when humans & neanderthals interbred

Researchers recently published data from a 45,000 year old human genome. It sheds a lot of light on human/neanderthal interbreeding and the human migration out of Africa.

Neanderthals were just as smart as us

“Behavioural modernity” is a set of traits thought to indicate whether stone age people were as smart as modern humans. However, this list may need some revision; the results of which show that Neanderthals might have been just as smart as us after all.