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neanderthal

(niˈændɚθɑl)
n. a large and ugly male. (see also caveman, cromagnon.) Tell that neanderthal to get out of here.
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Neanderthals were already in Europe when the first members of our species, Homo sapiens, ventured out of their African homeland.
Neanderthals were the first Europeans, occupying the continent from 300,000, possibly even 400,000, years ago, until the last one perished around 28,000 years ago.
However, a detailed consideration of the evidence in its social and cultural context reveals a different picture" and suggests Neanderthal were not very different from modern humans, after all.
Summary: Scientists say cave paintings in Spain, thought to have been by our ancestors, were actually by Neanderthals
Since they were created some 64,000 years ago -- at least 20,000 years before modern humans arrived in Europe from Africa -- "they must have been painted by Neanderthals," he added.
In voicing the experiences of such disparate women, The Last Neanderthal is a powerfully feminist work.
Putting that evidence in context and using the latest radiometric techniques to date the site, researchers show that Cueva AntAaAaAeAen is the most rece known Neanderthal site, according to the press statement.
One of the last Neanderthals, Girl understands that every step of a hunt affects not only her family but also the animals that surround them.
A visit to the site revealed that it contained a huge amount of evidence of Neanderthal activity.
The caves were the last known dwelling of Neanderthals in the world and they lived there for almost 100,000 years.
A new study*, led by Dr Helene Rougier, and which the Ikerbasque researcher at the UPV/EHU Asier GEmez-Olivencia has participated in, has discovered the largest number of Neanderthal human remains in northern Europe, not only in terms of the number of remains but also in terms of the number of individuals represented, a total of five: 4 adolescents or adults and one child.
For thousands of years, the Neanderthal population size remained small, and mating among close relatives seems to have been common.
Overall, they found a large number of Neanderthal variants linked to psychiatric and nervous system effects including depression, mood disorders, and physical diseases with a neurological basis.
It culminated in 2011 with international recognition and two publications presenting the complete sequence of Neanderthal and Denisovan genomes.
Writing for general readers interested in science, Paabo recounts his 30-year effort to sequence the genome of Neanderthal Man and explains what he discovered about the hotly debated relationship between Neanderthals and the early humans who lived in the same regions for thousands of years.