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Neanderthals ... They're Just Like Us?

Neanderthals ... They're Just Like Us? | Neanderthals and their relation to modern day humans | Scoop.it

Well, not exactly. But the latest discoveries have had a surprisingly humanizing effect.

The Neanderthals are both the most familiar and the least understood of all our fossil kin.

 

For decades after the initial discovery of their bones in a cave in Germany in 1856 Homo neanderthalensis was viewed as a hairy brute who stumbled around Ice Age Eurasia on bent knees, eventually to be replaced by elegant, upright Cro-Magnon, the true ancestor of modern Europeans.


Via David Connolly
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To what extent are Neanderthal and homo sapiens physical and emotional characterisitcs similiar? To what extent do you believe homo sapiens had an impact on the extinciton of Neanderthals and how has this effected who we are today?

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Neanderthals ... They're Just Like Us?

Neanderthals ... They're Just Like Us? | Neanderthals and their relation to modern day humans | Scoop.it

Well, not exactly. But the latest discoveries have had a surprisingly humanizing effect.

The Neanderthals are both the most familiar and the least understood of all our fossil kin.

 

For decades after the initial discovery of their bones in a cave in Germany in 1856 Homo neanderthalensis was viewed as a hairy brute who stumbled around Ice Age Eurasia on bent knees, eventually to be replaced by elegant, upright Cro-Magnon, the true ancestor of modern Europeans.


Via David Connolly
Caysha Renton's insight:

To what extent are Neanderthal and homo sapiens physical and emotional characterisitcs similiar? To what extent do you believe homo sapiens had an impact on the extinciton of Neanderthals and how has this effected who we are today?

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Neanderthal 1/2

Discovery Channel documentary: Neanderthals ruled for 250.000 years. They managed to survive the ice age, dangerous beasts as well as many other numerous dan...
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This video gives an in-depth and thouroughly engaging representation of the Neanderthal timeline and their survival in prehistoric times. This site is extremey valueable in exploring the possible reasons behind  their rapid decline in relation to the appearnance of homo sapiens. 

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