White People Are Descendants of Neanderthals?In other words, Africans are real humans even though whites call us monkeys.(Newser) – We all might have a little knuckle-dragger in us: A new study says that our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals. Anthropologists last week announced that they identified leftover Neanderthal genes in the DNA of humans living today. The study, which looked at the genetic data of 2,000 people living around the globe, found that there were likely two periods of interbreeding, reports LiveScience.One of them came soon after our homo sapien ancestors left Africa, as Africans are the only modern humans without an abundance of Neanderthal DNA. Not everybody’s happy to be related to the cavemen, though: “The issue has been highly contentious for some time,” said one anthropologist behind the study.