Neanderthal


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Neanderthal,

Germany: see NeandertalNeandertal
or Neanderthal
, small valley, W Germany, E of Düsseldorf. In 1856 remains of Neanderthal man were discovered there.
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The finding may explain why present-day Europeans have more Neanderthal DNA in their genetic make-up than Africans.
The evidence, which was gathered from cave sites in Iraq and Belgium, suggests Neanderthals controlled fire in much the same way as early modern humans living more than 30,000 years ago.
For instance, the group found the fossil of a Neanderthal who suffered from a number of ailments including a degenerative disease of spine and shoulders.
The reason it is so eerie to think of a Neanderthal making a hand-image is that the painted hands - not to mention bison, horses and mammoths - found in European caves have come to be seen as the moment when the modern human mind itself is born: the first evidence not just of the intelligence of Homo sapiens but our capacity to imagine and dream, to reflect, in short to possess consciousness.
The world's oldest known cave art was crafted by Neanderthals more than 20,000 years before modern humans arrived in Europe, showing that our extinct cousins were capable of symbolic thinking just like us, international researchers said Thursday.
The study authors wanted to understand the"influence Neanderthal DNA might be having on ordinary variation in people today," Kelso said in a journal news release.
The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron (Doubleday Canada, 2017)
The researchers spent more than ten years carrying out fieldwork, excavating three new sites in southern Spain, where they discovered evidence of distinctly Neanderthal materials dating back 37,000 years ago.
Australian researchers analyzed the teeth of a Neanderthal in Spain from 50,000 years ago.
It's a thrilling moment, then, when Rose uncovers Neanderthal and human skeletons lying side by side.
It is, in other words, something of an example of Neanderthal industry.