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  • Essay on 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

  • The Biology Of Neanderthals

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    The Biology of Neanderthals The purpose of this paper is to highlight some of the current results of testing of Neanderthal fossils. By providing a comparison analysis of Homo sapiens to Homo neanderthalensis we can see the fundamental differences as well as the advances of our evolution. By starting from the macro level and working toward the micro level we can see how sciences views of these creatures have evolved as well. The advances in scientific technology and ever expanding database of knowledge

  • Neanderthals And The Middle Paleolithic

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    Neanderthals Wyatt Rahn Anthropology 1001 Human Origins University of Northern Iowa Neanderthals, also known as Homo neanderthalensis, existed mainly in the time period known as the Middle Paleolithic in the regions of Europe and southwestern to central Asia. The Middle Paleolithic took place from about 200,000 years ago until around 45,000 years ago. However, the Neanderthals still existed for about 15,000 years after that. After the Middle Paleolithic, the Neanderthals

  • The Extinction Of The Neanderthals

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    The question of the coexistence and the potential interaction between the last Neanderthal and the earliest intrusive populations of anatomically modern humans in Europe has been a topic of debate. The extinction of the Neanderthals occurred during the latter part of the last glaciation which was characterized by a rapidly changing climate, cold conditions and corresponding vegetation and faunal turnover. However, it coincided with the expansion of modern humans out of Africa during the Late Pleistocene

  • Neanderthals Essay

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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

  • Summary Of The Movie 'Neanderthal'

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    I think the movie did portray the neanderthals abilities realistically. When Charlie made fire, used stone tools for his benefit, and hunted for small game in his habitat it showed a strongly realistic perception of him. When looking at archaeological evidence, we see that Neanderthals could carry out these duties and this is how they survived. Another time Charlie was perceived realistically was when he adapted to his new environment so quickly. A neanderthal's frontal lobe shows some of the first

  • The Questions Surrounding The Neanderthal Extinction

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    surrounding the Neanderthal extinction takes on assorted factors that are not mutually exclusive. Numerous studies have been conducted focusing exclusively on climate, competition or disease as a function of Neanderthal extinction. However, conflicting conclusion suggest that there are several factors involved that overlap and/ or arising from one another. This paper will attempt to better understand how climate, competition, and disease might operate together to account for Neanderthal extinction. First

  • Neanderthals : The Greatest Of Scientific Discovery

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    Neanderthals, mankind’s assumed ancestral brute for the ages, were the pinnacle of scientific discovery since many of their redeeming qualities were highly underestimated. Originally classified in the species Homo as Homo neandethalensis after the first specimen was found in the Neanderthal Valley in Germany. Neanderthals roamed the lands of Western Europe from 250,000 years ago to about the time H. sapiens came of the scene in 39,000 years ago. When the word Neanderthal first comes to mind, it 's

  • Homo Neanderthalensis- the Neanderthals

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    Since their discovery more than a century ago, the Neanderthals have hovered over the minds and have baffled the best-laid theories of paleoanthropologists. They seem to fit in the general scheme of human evolution, and yet they’re misfits. (Jurmain, Kilgore, Trevathan and Ciochon. p.367) In a way they are like us the modern Homo sapiens but yet are a very different species. But the real question that needs to be answered is “why the Neanderthals were considered a different species than the Homo sapiens

  • The Downfall of Neanderthals Essay

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    unravel the mystery that is the demise of the neanderthals. Today, with their help,using a phylogenic tree, we know that they are closely related to humans and slightly related to gorillas. With that information, we can further conclude that many things impacted them including climate change, interbreeding, and human interaction. Using the Journal Advances in Complex Systems research compiled on the end of Neanderthals came to light. When Neanderthals and early humans land-use patterns changed during