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jeudi 3 avril 2014

About fat tissue and our ancestors

It is obvious that in La Caune d'Arago in South France ground in the caves is covered with broken bones (400 000 years ago).

“Clearly much more has to be done on the functionality of this, but it’s tempting to think it’s linked with some of the differences in sugar metabolism that have been picked up already,” writes paleoanthropologist Chris Stringer of the Natural History Museum in London, who is not a member of the team, in an e-mail. “Neandertals might have had adaptations to get through the stress of northern winters that moderns could pick up through introgression.”

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