Histories before History

“The Neanderthal are still among us” is the title of a talk held on 19th November at Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti, in Campo Santo Stefano, Venice. 
The speaker was Professor Giorgio Manzi, member of the scientific committee of the Giancarlo Ligabue Foundation, anthropologist, paleontologist and professor at “La Sapienza” University in Rome. He explained that in our Homo Sapiens DNA there are explicit traces of Neanderthalensis DNA.
A memory of the admixtures between the present human species, who originated in Africa, and the other, who originated in Europe, that’s been extinct 40 thousand years ago. 
A species that was similar to ours but also profoundly different; the generic similarities made possible crossings that left traces in all of us.

FONDAZIONE GIANCARLO LIGABUE   |   P.IVA: 04374850271   |   C.F. 94090440275    |   Copyright © all rights reserved