11/10/2010 // England // TiffNews10 // News Desk
England – A new study suggests Neanderthals had very active sex lives. As reported by AFP, researchers concluded in an unusual study that the finger length of the early human species is indicative of promiscuity.
As noted in the report, the study findings suggests that the length of the fourth finger in comparison with the second shows significant levels of sex hormones known as androgens in the group, who purportedly disappeared approximately 28,000 years ago.
Lead researcher Emma Nelson of Liverpool University, northwestern England is quoted by AFP as stating of the study findings, “Although finger ratios provide some really exciting suggestions about hominin behaviour, we do accept that the evidence is limited and to confirm these findings we really need more fossils.”
More information about the research may be found in the British journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
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