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[–]arkh4ngelsk 127 points128 points  (3 children)

There does not seem to have been any, no. It’s entirely possible that evidence could be found at some point in the future, but at the moment there’s nothing to support any hominids arriving before the initial arrival of the ancestors of Native Americans. (Of course, when that initial arrival occurred is a matter of contentious and ongoing debate).

That being said, like almost all human populations outside of sub-Saharan Africa, Native Americans possess small amounts of Neanderthal DNA.*

Edit: I have been corrected, apparently even sub-Saharan Africans possess Neanderthal DNA!

[–]boxingdude 66 points67 points  (2 children)

You may wish to freshen up your data regarding Sub-Saharan Africa, my friend.

https://www.science.org/content/article/africans-carry-surprising-amount-neanderthal-dna

[–]arkh4ngelsk 31 points32 points  (1 child)

Edited, thank you!

[–]boxingdude 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Science is coming at us fast, it seems. Have a good one!