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The Neanderthal Within US
Ron Smith, former earth science professor and planetarium educator, will reveal what Neanderthal genes and physical characteristics remain in European populations today. Be surprised to discover the “Neanderthal within you.”
Four years ago Svante Paabo and his research team at the Max Planck Institute discovered the complete Neanderthal genome. Most people of European ancestry have between 2 to 4 percent Neanderthal DNA. That means when modern humans migrated into Europe about 45,000 years ago, Neanderthals and modern humans interbred. Where do Neanderthals fit in the human family tree? Ron Smith, former earth science professor and planetarium educator, will reveal what Neanderthal genes and physicalView more
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Aug 11 - Aug 14, 2021