And the latest data from the human genome study has given them some fuel. Sort of. We now know that all modern humans except Afrikans have from 1-4% Neanderthal DNA! In other words, if your heritage is non-African, you are part Neanderthal, according to a new study in the July issue of Molecular Biology and Evolution. Troglodytes, caveman, lol. Damian Labuda of the University of Montreal’s Department of Pediatrics and the CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center conducted the study with his colleagues. They determined some of the human X chromosome originates from Neanderthals, but only in people of non-African heritage.
“This confirms recent findings suggesting that the two populations interbred,” Labuda was quoted as saying in a press release. His team believes most, if not all, of the interbreeding took place in the Middle East, while modern humans were migrating out of Africa and spreading to other regions.
Though the ancestors of Neanderthals left Afrika about 400,000 to 800,000 years ago, there is no Neanderthal DNA that remains in Afrikans--the species died out entirely. But they evolved over the millennia mostly in what are now France, Spain, Germany and Russia, where they were later interbreed with new migrants from Afrika, Homo Sapiens, about 30,000 years ago. Perhaps it is this interbreeding that is responsible for the appearance of the "white" race. To explain the appearance of other races, Diop had used osteology and morphology, which is the change in bone structure. Diop had postulated that Cro-Magnon man is the first “white man,” who he believes mutated from Grimaldi during the period between 40,000 B.C.E. and 20,000 B.C.E. However, it is entirely possible that this Cro-Magnon was a hybrid--a mix of Grimaldi (Homo Sapiens) and Neanderthal.
The Neanderthal have long been considered less evolved or developed than modern human. They were also an enigma but though considered less evolved they supposedly had a larger cranial capacity which is often cited as a marker for greater intelligence. Yet, they disappeared. Neanderthals did possess the gene for language and had sophisticated music, art and tool craftsmanship skills.
My concern is Neanderthal revisionism. Will the racial ideologues find a way to "prove" the once considered "inferior" cave man Neanderthal, a now more evolved species, that is in fact, the missing link--the sources of European (and Asian) superiority (over Afrikans). Keep your eyes open as the racists of anthropology are forever at work.