Artistic impression of Neanderthal extended-family life in a cave (credit: Tyler B. Tretsven)
Relationships between modern humans and Neanderthals
The likely appearances of Neanderthals and anatomically modern humans when they first met between 50 and 40 thousand years ago. (Credit: Jason Ford, New York University)
How like the Neanderthals are we?
” A Neanderthal skeleton (dated at 50 ka) found in a cave at La Chappelle-aux-Saints appears to have been buried and made safe from scavengers and erosion. “
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“Neanderthals were tough, survivors of several hundred thousand years of climatic extremes hunting fearsome prey, and they probably had an intellect as advanced as that of the AMH with whom they mingled. “
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Among the finds are perforated animal teeth and ivory beads that probably formed pendants
Why did anatomically modern humans replace Neanderthals?
“Many Neanderthal skeletons show signs of extremely hard, repetitive physical effort and senescence” Steve Drury