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Submission + - European Neanderthals were freckled flame brains

Whiteox writes: "Just ready for the New Year, Spanish scientists have discovered 2 genes and some neat forensic blood-typing leading to their conclusion that European Neanderthals possessed language skills, and probably had freckles and ginger hair. Although I'm not responsible for the title, I did a bit of digging around (pun intended), and found an abstract of the actual research paper. Food for thought, especially for freckly, red-haired homo sapiens with blood-type O. Readers who want more, can wade through the provisional pdf."

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