Caveman Workout ImageNew information is constantly uncovered which influences conventional ideas of human origins. Through genome sequencing, scientists have uncovered proof that modern man and Neanderthals are closely related. Modern humans share genomic patterns identical to those of Neanderthals…enough to be considered proof that we are the same species.

Or in other words, cavemen ARE us!

The August 2010 issue of Scientific American has two articles about human origins, including the editorial making the Neanderthal/Homo sapiens connection.

When the Sea Saved Humanity by Curtis W. Marean

Our Neanderthal Brethren by Michael Shermer

The genome article is in the 7 May 2010 issue of Science.

A Draft Sequence of the Neandertal Genome

Science and Scientific American are also available in print form at the library for browsing or checkout.

Want to know more? Search for books in the library’s Anthropology section, starting with call number GN.

Written by Suzanne

Suzanne has loved books from an early age, and remembers reading her 24 volume World Book Encyclopedia set when she ran out of novels. Now that she works in a library, she will never run out of reading material again! Suzanne is a recent MLS graduate who loves working with students and technology.

This article has 2 comments

  1. Suzanne

    I am sure we all feel like cavemen some of the time. Technology can be a stone ax or an iPhone!

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