Neanderthals passed down their tall noses to modern humans, genetic analysis finds

Neanderthals had been outfitted with tall noses that would heat and moisten the chilly and dry air round them in chilly climates — an adaptation which may be the results of pure choice.

These sizable schnozzes had been possible useful to Neanderthals; as soon as anatomically trendy people (Homo sapiens) left Africa and joined Neanderthals up north in Eurasia, the 2 mated, with Neanderthals gifting Homo sapiens their bigger-nose genes, a brand new examine finds.