From the CBC: Ancient human with close Neanderthal ancestor found in Romania.
You may not know it, but you probably have some Neanderthal in you. For people around the world, except sub-Saharan Africans, about 1 to 3 per cent of their DNA comes from Neanderthals, our close cousins who disappeared roughly 39,000 years ago.
Scientists said on Monday a jawbone unearthed in Romania, of a man who lived about 40,000 years ago, boasts the most Neanderthal ancestry ever seen in a member of our species.
The finding also indicates that interbreeding with Neanderthals occurred much more recently than previously known. [continue]
The photo published with the article is pretty cool, btw.