Modern Humans Interbred With Extinct Hominins

When THE LAST NEANDERTHAL is published (April 25, 2017) I'll start posting notable articles and findings about Neanderthals.

Until then, I recommend this article from The New York Times:

Ancestors of Modern Humans Interbred With Extinct Hominins, Study Finds

"The new study expands on a series of findings in recent years showing that the ancestors of modern humans once shared the planet with a surprising number of near relatives — lineages like the Neanderthals and Denisovans that became extinct tens of thousands of years ago.

Before disappearing, however, they interbred with our forebears on at least several occasions. Today, we carry DNA from these encounters."