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Neanderthal

slang A crude, boorish, typically unintelligent or backwards-thinking person, especially a man. Often left uncapitalized in writing. A reference to the species of archaic humans that went extinct roughly 40,000 years ago. There are always a couple of neanderthals who whistle lewdly at me as I walk by the construction site on my way home from work. Get your hands off of me, you Neanderthal!
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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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* They were also artists 6 The oldest cave paintings in the world, found in Spain and dated to be about 65,000 years old, are attributed to Neanderthals.
"There are different factors that could potentially explain these results, including strong selection to change the teeth of these hominins or their isolation from other Neanderthals found in mainland Europe.
"She is pinpointing a time when Neanderthals must have moved their own way and that is a very very significant result," said Roksandic.
This led them to conclude that Neanderthals possessed a lumbar region with a well-developed curvature.
"The Neanderthal build is more Usain Bolt than Mo Farah, more muscle than lean, and so perhaps more power sprint than endurance jog." The theory is backed by the discovery of gene variants linked to power bursts in athletes today.
Using accurate replicas of Neanderthal spears dating back 300,000 years, the javelin throwers managed to hit a target up to 20 metres (65.6ft) away.
According to the researchers, the Neanderthals, who lived largely on animal meat, probably suffered from food scarcity during these cold periods.
This previous work showed that the ancestors of Denisovans and Neanderthals split from each other sometime between 400,000 and 500,000 years ago.
Neanderthals had large brains as well, believed to be larger than a human-sized brain.
As a fiction writer who came to Nietzsche's work through studying Michel Foucault, Cameron is keenly aware of this insight regarding "truth." Almost summarizing Nietzsche's position, she has commented that "Humans go through life with a very selective view of what is going on around them." Neanderthals are especially apt as subjects of a novel that explores human consciousness free of illusory abstractions.
In a study published in the journal Heliyon, the team found that Neanderthals survived at least 3,000 years longer than we thought in southern Iberia--what is now Spain--long after they had died out everywhere else.
In the present day, archaeologist Rosamund Gale believes Neanderthals recognized their interconnectivity, but the scientific world isn't buying into her ideas.
It is, in other words, something of an example of Neanderthal industry.
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