News FocusNEANDERTALS REVISITED MEETING

The Question of Sex

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Science  11 Feb 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5711, pp. 841
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5711.841

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NEW YORK CITY-- Top Neandertal experts gathered from 27 to 29 January for an invitation-only conference sponsored by New York University and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. Even partisans committed to the notion that Neandertals and modern humans were separate species agreed that when the groups met, at least a bit of "Pleistocene hanky-panky" probably took place.