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Stanford scientists associate the extinction of Neanderthals with human diseases

PICTURE: This is an example for overcoming the burden of disease by modern humans before the Neanderthals. view more Credit: Vivian Chen Wong Gili Greenbaum grew up in Israel and passed through local caves that were once inhabited by Neanderthals. Greenbaum, a Stanford scientist, thinks he has an answer. In a recent study published in the journal Nature Communications Greenbaum …

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Scientists associate the extinction of Neanderthals with human disease

Illustration of overcoming the burden of disease by modern humans in front of the Neanderthals. Picture credits: Vivian Chen Wong Gili Greenbaum grew up in Israel and passed through local caves where Neanderthals used to live. He wondered, among other things, why our distant cousins ​​had suddenly disappeared about 40,000 years ago. As a Stanford scientist, Greenbaum believes he has …

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The Châtelperron Neanderthals of Cova Foradada (Calafell, Spain) used imperial eagle phalanges for symbolic purposes

Abstract References to the symbolic behavior of Neanderthals in the use of personal ornaments are relatively rare. Among the few proven ornaments, the eagle claws probably used as a pendant are the most commonly detected. This phenomenon seems to be concentrated in a specific area of ​​southern Europe over a period of 80,000 years. Here we present the analysis of …

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New evidence indicates that Neanderthals were able to trigger fires

Neanderthals regularly use fire, but archaeologists are not sure if these extinct hominins were able to fire themselves, or if they had their flames sourced from natural sources. New geochemical evidence suggests that Neanderthals actually had the cultural ability to trigger their own paleolithic barbecues. I have to admit that I got lost in the wild and had to light …

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80,000-year-old footprints show the social life of Neanderthals

Enlarge / These imprints (except those identified as animal tracks) were made by Neanderthals lived in western France 80,000 years ago. Courtesy of Dominique Cliquet A group of footprints left in muddy sand 80,000 years ago gives us a better idea of ​​what a Neanderthal social group would have looked like long before Homo sapiens appeared to ruin the neighborhood. …

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Humans and Neanderthals have been breeding – and breeding – for centuries

Humans are mosaics today, our genomes are rich in tapestries of interwoven ancestors. With each fossil discovered and each DNA analysis performed, history becomes more complex: we, the only survivors of the genus Homo harbor genetic fragments from other closely related but long-extinct lines. Modern man is the result of a long history of shifts and distractions, separations and reunions …

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Half of the Neanderthals suffered under the surfer's ear!

A recent study suggests that Neanderthals often suffered from "swimmer's ear" or "surfer's ear" – dense bony growths that protrude into the ear canal. This is usually caused by habitual exposure to cold or cold air, and scientists believe its distribution shows that Neanderthals like to fish and collect marine resources. The Prevalence of the Swimmer's Ear on Neanderthals and …

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Neanderthals have a lot of "surfer ear," says study

Reconstruction of a Neanderthal man with a child in the Natural History Museum Vienna. (Source: Wolfgang Sauber / Wikimedia Commons Being a surfer or diver sometimes has a curious side effect: the growth of small, bony pimples in the ear canal, the result of chronic exposure to cold water and air. [19659005] They are often referred to as "Surfer's Ear" …

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Neanderthals also have a "surfer ear" according to the study

The skull of La Chapelle-aux-Saints Neanderthal man shows signs of external hearing loss in the left channel called "surfer ear growth". The Refuge Fincha Habera in the Ethiopian Ballengebirge served as a residence for prehistoric hunters and gatherers. The world's largest parrot, Heracles cheapatus, lived in New Zealand 19 million years ago. It was over 3 feet tall and weighed …

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