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    Neanderthals

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    The first Neanderthal remains, discovered in Germany in 1856, were presented to the world of science at a meeting of the Lower Rhine Medical and Natural History Society held in Bonn in February 1857 and named a species, Homo neanderthalensis, by William King in 1864. Some Neanderthal fossils and other remains are in excellent condition, giving a good idea of Neanderthal culture. In 1887, two complete skeletons were found in a cave near Spy in Belgium, and more from sites in France in 1887, 1908 and

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    Neanderthals

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    Were Neanderthals the same as modern humans, or were they an entirely different species? This is a major topic of debate among Anthropologists, and many people strongly argue each view, backing their opinion with evidence from physical remains and inferred ideas about behavior. The proponents of the separate species hypothesis believe that they had a common ancestor, but Neanderthals and modern humans were separate species. They argue that the Neanderthal line was a dead end, and that for some reason

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    The Neanderthal

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    The Neanderthal, or Homo Neanderthalensis were a subspecies of humans, found in the Neander River in Germany, which they are named after. It is thought they went extinct around 40,000 to 28,000 years ago. The remains of Neanderthal have been located throughout much of Northern and western Asia as well as Western Europe. They are typically classified as a separate lineage of Homo Sapiens, which separated around 600,000 years ago. Neanderthals were closely related to modern humans (Homo Sapiens Sapiens)

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    Neanderthal Extinction

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    Neanderthal Extinction Neanderthals and modern humans coexisted for well over 100,000 years.  Then suddenly Homo neandertalensis began to die out and surrender the earth to Homo sapiens.  Paleontologists and anthropologists have entertained several possibilities to the causes of this event: interbreeding among Neanderthals and humans, competition for natural resources, and Darwin’s theory of “survival of the fittest.”  What the real cause has been has plagued scientists for years. Now, due to

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    Neanderthals

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    Neanderthals A team of U.S. and German researchers has extracted mitochondrial DNA from Neandertal bone showing that the Neandertal DNA sequence falls outside the normal variation of modern humans. "These results indicate that Neandertals did not contribute mitochondrial DNA to modern humans," says Dr. Mark Stoneking, associate professor of anthropology at Penn State. "Neandertals are not our ancestors." The research also reaffirms the origins of modern humans in Africa. Reporting in today's

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    The ancestral lines of Neanderthals and modern humans is split roughly about 800,000 years ago, making them our closest relatives in the hominid ancestry. Neanderthals inhabited Europe and parts of the Western Asia before going extinct around 30,000 years ago. Neanderthals made and used a range of tools, they were able to control fire, make and wore clothing, were very skilled hunters of large animals however also ate plant foods, they lived in shelters, and occasionally made symbolic or ornamental

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    Neanderthal Paper

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    Several hundred thousand centuries ago, the Neanderthals walked the earth. Some paleoanthropologists think that humans and Neanderthals lived side by side at one time, maybe even interbreeding with them(Zimmer, C., 2013, March 4). Others disagree and say that the Neanderthals are the modern humans ancestors, and never lived with them. There are even people that say that humans never coexisted with the Neanderthals, but came from a less modernized version of humans. But just how closely related is

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    Neanderthal Essay

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    years, and still even to this day people view Neanderthals as dumb brutes, who knew nothing. People assume that this is why Neanderthals went extinct. When a person is asked to describe a Neanderthal one might say that they are ape-like, dirty, dumb, cannibals, and walk around with a club killing others. Some of these things are true, but some of them are not. So, how closely related are we to Neanderthals? According to European fossil records, Neanderthals appeared about 400,000 years ago and they evolved

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    Neanderthals Discovered

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    Book Review: The Neanderthals Rediscovered The book that I decided to read and write about was, The Neanderthals Rediscovered by Dimitra Papagianni and Michael A. Morse. The publishers of this book are Thames & Hudson published in October 7th, 2013.These two authors are well versed in both of their fields. Papagianni holds a PhD in archeology from the University of Cambridge, and also was a British Academy Post-doctoral Fellow at the Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins at the University of

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    The Neanderthals are an extinct species of human that lived in ice age Europe between 120,000-35,000 years ago. This species is known for their receding forehead and prominent brow ridges. We know this species as the uncivilized or unintelligent person or group. Neanderthals are often portrayed as “unintelligent cavemen in animal-skin clothing.” Scientists’ first thought the Neanderthals’ were subhuman, but that thought is beginning to change. The original name given to the Neanderthals when they

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