Humans first mated with Neanderthals 50,000 years ago.http://www.livescience.com/48399-when-n … rbred.htmlThere was also a sudden change in human behavior 50,000, with advances in tool use and art (cave paintings etc).http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Behavioral_modernityDid the interbreeding with Neanderthals, with their bigger brains, help us grow in innovation and intelligence?
Did human brains jump in size after cross breeding with Neanderthals?
I don't think so. At least I couldn't find anything that says that.
Then it would seem to lower the probability that cross breeding increased our intelligence because of the larger brain of the Neanderthal.
If larger brains were 'smarter' we would discuss literature with walruses and everyone would agree males are smarter than females.
You mean they don't already agree with the male/female thing?*ducks and runs for cover*
by jonsswagger19784 years ago
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by CMHypno6 years ago
Major DNA study shows that our ancestors could have interbred with Neanderthal populations at least twice in our history and that most humans carry some Neanderthal geneshttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ …...
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