Expert looks to Wales for neanderthal blood

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YOU think your man is a neanderthal, research by a leading DNA expert may mean you're closer to the truth than you ever realised.

Prehistoric man died out in the UK 30,000 years ago.

But Bryan Sykes, a professor of human genetics at Oxford University, says the last of the real neanderthal bloodline could have been carried by a pair of Mid Wales twins who died in the 1980s.

It could make the brothers the missing link between ancient and modern man.

In his new book Blood of the Isles, which traces the ancestry of the British, Prof Sykes says he first heard of the Tregaron Neanderthals while visiting the 13th Century Talbot Hotel in Mid Wales during a research trip.

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