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Woolly mammoths and Neanderthals may have shared genetic traits

April 9, 2019 - General

A new Tel Aviv University study suggests that the genetic profiles of two extinct mammals with African ancestry — woolly mammoths, elephant-like animals that evolved in the arctic peninsula of Eurasia around 600,000 years ago, and Neanderthals, highly skilled early humans who evolved in Europe around 400,000 years ago — shared molecular characteristics of adaptation to cold environments.

Neanderthals hunting mammoth [Credit: Raul…

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