Other researchers recently identified plant microfossils trapped in Neanderthal
teeth - a finding that suggests the species may have led a more complex lifestyle, harvesting and cooking a variety of plants in addition to hunting prey.
Second is the prediction that Neanderthal
and modern human diets would have been identical in overlapping ranges (as discussed on p.
Scientists isolated the parts of the modern human genetic blueprint that still contain Neanderthal
However, researchers also thought they may have carried some Neanderthal
traits from the way they looked.
Now the Great North Museum is to mark the 150th anniversary by staging a Neanderthal
day tomorrow from 11am-3pm.
Lead researcher Eiluned Pearce, from Oxford's Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, explains: "More of the Neanderthal
brain would have been dedicated to vision and body control, leaving less to deal with other functions like social networking.
Scientists now know that there is some Neanderthal
DNA in all of us, but more in Europeans than in Africans.
But a new analysis of fossilised Neanderthal
teeth has revealed evidence of a much richer diet, including a wide range of vegetables and pulses, as well as an ability to cook.
The worrying thing is that some sources say the next step could be to use this information to create a Neanderthal
man today, rather like all those dinosaurs were created in Jurassic Park.
HE may be a leading composer of modern jazz but Simon Thorne is currently more concerned about the types of sounds that Neanderthal
His piece, Neanderthal
, provides a musical backdrop as visitors journey through our ancestral past, looking at arte facts that have been excavated across Wales after being buried for many thousands of years.
Some might say scientists who reckon the Neanderthal
is athing of the past should hang around outside a city-centre pub at closing time.
Robert McCarthy, an anthropologist at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, US, used new reconstructions of Neanderthal
vocal tracts to work out how they would have sounded, NewScientist.
Weaver's study builds on findings from a report he and his colleagues published last year in which the team compared cranial measurements of modern human skulls and Neanderthal
The work led by Robert McCarthy, an anthropologist at Florida Atlantic University at Boca Raton, is based on Neanderthal
fossils found in France, the British journal said yesterday.