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Neanderthals Died Out Earlier Than Thought - Technology & Science - Science - LiveScience | NBC News


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Kevin
- 603 days ago - nbcnews.com
Neanderthals may have died out earlier than before thought, researchers say. These findings hint that Neanderthals did not coexist with modern humans as long as previously suggested, investigators added.



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Rose NoFWDSPLZ (275)
Monday February 4, 2013, 9:11 pm
I have met a few in my time
 

Carol Dreeszen (365)
Monday February 4, 2013, 11:46 pm
LOL...that's a good one Rose! :-) Thanks Kevin! Very interesting!
 

Frans Badenhorst (553)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:15 am
you are FUNNY Rose...:)......... interesting post though......thanks Kevin....
 

Ben Oscarsito (326)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:16 am
Right, Rose; -we still have some ignorant neanderthals to deal with...
 

caroline s. (80)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:17 am
Very interesting article, thank you very much!
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (388)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 6:15 am
Very interesting. I have been reading that the original "modern" humans destroyed the Neanderthals when they came into contact (if they did, now I don't know either) with them because they were smarter and more cunning. Nothing much has changed since then, huh?
 

Michael Kirkby (85)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 6:37 am
I used to know someone who looked just like the guy in the picture. Maybe since there's only one DNA the gene got turned on somehow? Hmmm now about our politicians.....
 

Lindsay Kemp (1)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 6:47 am
Very interesting - thanks
 

Suzanne L. (155)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 9:34 am
TY for posting Kevin. I saw a very good episode on Nova about this very thing and then another special about the level of sophistication of Neanderthal flint-knapping. Ideas are being revised about Neanderthals; that they weren't as primitive as previously thought, that there may have been a great deal of variation amongst Neanderthal populations; and some of us 'modern humans' carry Neanderthal DNA. Fascinating.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 1:28 pm
Thanks Kevin--they keep changing their minds about this topic.
 

Carmen S. (611)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 3:29 pm
very interesting, thanks Kevin for sharing this
 

Brad Kraus (6)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 3:57 pm
Thanks for the post. We continue to find out that what we thought we knew isn't always accurate. Keep an open mind!
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 4:23 pm
I always enjoy learning. And Rose, loved your comment.
 

Wild Thang (9)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:47 pm
You can imagine it, current humans talking jibberish circles around them and literally talking them to death or smiling and friendly and then stabbing them in the back the minute they turned away. Oh and probably luring the the women with bright shiny objects and various wonders of nature then truning them into sex slaves and finally just slaves....and getting a good laugh over it...
 

Mitchell D. (131)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 5:54 pm
This stuff is just so fascinating!
 

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 7:10 pm
I am still at a loss as to why they died out. The only thing I can think of is their diet requirements were deadly to their own species survival-they were complete carnivores and did not consider fish as food. They only hunted very large/dangerous/deadly game such as mastadons. Many would go out on a hunt, and only a few would come back(alive).

After weaning from mom, they ate nothing, I mean nothing but meat. and probably much of it raw. They alos had no understanding of time passing/ ie. the seasons coming and going on a cyclical cycle. So they didn't prepare for winter times the way homo sapiens did.
 

Winn Adams (192)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 7:37 pm
Thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 8:43 pm
LOL Rose Thanks Kevin
 

june t. (66)
Tuesday February 5, 2013, 11:10 pm
very interesting
 

Natasha Salgado (531)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 5:20 am
Great read,thanks. But they didn't die off ages ago...THEY ARE HERE among us!!!!!
 
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