Between bouts of wading through "Forbidden Archaeology" I've been poking around. Here's some stuff I found that gives a clue here and there:
This first one is before Paabo's genome work on Neanderthal;
This is about the same study from sciencedaily. Notice that they make the point that they sequestered the DNA from everyone who handled the specimens. If you read Paabo's book, you'll see what a serious problem this is. Also, I think they messed up some in this New Agey piece:
I think this is the study:
This site may be questionable, but he's got some interesting images and graphs and posts links; definitely worth a look! (He may not be so crazy.)
This is published after Paabo but may be based on pre-Paabo claims:
Scientists Claim Cro Magnon DNA Fully Modern, Unchanged For 28.000 Years & Disprove “Out Of Africa” Claim
The study they rely on is from 2011, though.
Again, from back in 2008.
The downside of sex with Neanderthals
Here's Paabo's paper:
Here's Paabo on the Denisovans:
Fossilised finger points to previously unknown group of human relatives
Note that the bone wasn't even found until 2008 and Cs talked about this type of individual in 1997.
Neanderthals live on in DNA of humans
A couple of interesting images here:
From 2014; amazing skull! :
Ancient DNA sheds light on the origin of Europeans
Modern men lack Y chromosome genes from Neanderthals
The Divergence of Neandertal and Modern Human Y Chromosomes
Evolution purged many Neanderthal genes from human genome
Did a volcanic cataclysm 40,000 years ago trigger the final demise of the Neanderthals?
Neanderthals mated with modern humans much earlier than previously thought, study finds
This one says:
Researchers report strong evidence of an interbreeding event between Neanderthals and modern humans occurring around 100,000 years ago, much earlier than any previously documented. The evidence suggests early modern humans left Africa and mixed with now-extinct members of the human family, before the migration 'out of Africa' around 65,000 years ago. It is also evidence of breeding in the 'opposite' direction from that already known, that is, modern human DNA in a Neanderthal genome.
I think the only way to deal with this problem is to just give up the later "out of Africa" nonsense based on the fossils, and just acknowledge that peeps came out of Africa pretty darn early - and they were pretty darn modern and to heck with the established fossil timeline. The only thing that continues to baffle me is the lack of Neandertal genes in sub-saharan Africans. Why did none of them ever migrate back South? Heck, they went everywhere else!!!
Neanderthals' lack of drawing ability may relate to hunting techniques
DNA of early Neanderthal gives timeline for new modern human-related dispersal from Africa
Revising the story of the dispersal of modern humans across Eurasia