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2010-12-27 14:00:00

Scientists Found Evidence of a More Sophisticated Nutrient-Rich Diet Similar to Early Modern Humans WASHINGTON, Dec. 27, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers from George Washington University and the Smithsonian Institution have discovered evidence to debunk the theory that Neandertals' disappearance was caused in part by a deficient diet - one that lacked variety and was overly reliant on meat. After discovering starch granules from plant food trapped in the dental calculus on...

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2010-10-12 12:45:00

New evidence released Monday suggests cave dwellers who lived in northern Spain around 500,000 years ago actually took care of their elderly. The University of Madrid paleontologists discovered the partial male skeleton from a European species ancestral to the Neanderthals who suffered from a stoop and possibly needed a stick to remain upright. "This individual would be probably impaired for hunting, among other activities. His survival during a considerable period with these...

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2010-01-27 08:55:00

The paper, by Professor João Zilhão and colleagues, builds on his earlier research which proposed that, south of the Cantabro-Pyrenean mountain chain, Neanderthals survived for several millennia after being replaced or assimilated by anatomically modern humans everywhere else in Europe. Although the reality of this 'Ebro Frontier' pattern has gained wide acceptance since it was first proposed by Professor Zilhão some twenty years...

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2009-07-21 09:29:02

The wound that ultimately killed a Neandertal man between 50,000 and 75,000 years was most likely caused by a thrown spear, the kind modern humans used but Neandertals did not, according to Duke University-led research. "What we've got is a rib injury, with any number of scenarios that could explain it," said Steven Churchill, an associate professor of evolutionary anthropology at Duke. "We're not suggesting there was a blitzkrieg, with modern humans marching across the land and executing the...

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2009-06-15 12:35:00

Scientists in the Netherlands have found part of a Neanderthal man's skull that has been dredged up from the North Sea, BBC News reported. The specimen is a fragment from the front of a skull belonging to a young adult male and experts say it is the first confirmed find of its kind. The 60,000-year-old fossil has undergone an extensive analysis of chemical "isotopes" that match results from other Neanderthal specimens, suggesting a carnivorous diet. This is the first confirmed specimen of...


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2013-10-03 16:03:35

The Neanderthals or Neandertals are an extinct species or subspecies of the genus Homo which is closely related to modern humans. They are known from fossils, dating back from the Pleistocene period, which have been found in Europe and parts of western and central Asia. The species gets its name from Neandertal, “Neander’s Valley”, the location in Germany where it was first uncovered. Neanderthals are classified either as a subspecies of Homo sapiens or as a distinct species of the...

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