Neanderthal


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Synonyms for Neanderthal

extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia

ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance

relating to or belonging to or resembling Neanderthal man

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EARLY modern humans probably interbred with Neanderthals relatively soon after migrating out of Africa, research suggests.
Whereas the trunk and leg bones are of the usual Neanderthal stockiness, the arms are gracile and more akin to a modern human.
Even Shanidar 1, another Neanderthal specimen found in Iraq, bore signs of injuries and deformities that look severe enough to result in an early death.
That Neanderthal hand is the first evidence ever found of another species showing cultural self-consciousness.
This is an incredibly exciting discovery which suggests Neanderthals were much more sophisticated than is popularly believed," said co-lead author Chris Standish, an archaeologist at the University of Southampton.
From writing a contemporary thriller, The Line Painter, to telling a nightmarish tale in The Bear, with The Last Neanderthal Cameron moves into the genre of scientifically based speculative fiction about an ancient human species, and revolutionizes it.
He added that they have found Neanderthal artefacts dated to thousands of years later than anywhere else in western Europe in three new excavation sites.
In The Last Neanderthal, Claire Cameron expertly intertwines Girl's and Rose's stories.
The head of the archeological team in Mazandaran, Hamed Vahdati-Nasab, told the Mehr news agency, "The cultural material providing evidence of a Neanderthal settlement was discovered when an archeology student from Marlik College of Noshahr was strolling in the mountains in the vicinity of Bandpey.
One of the largest collections of bird remains from the Neanderthal period were excavated from these caves.
However, there are very few sites with Neanderthal remains north of latitude 50A[bar], as only two of these sites have provided information on possible funerary treatment.
Previous studies of DNA extracted from Neanderthal remains revealed that these Eurasian hominids were much more inbred and less genetically diverse than modern humans.
The geneticist added: "Our main finding is Neanderthal DNA does influence clinical traits in modern humans.
Does the presence of a small amount of Neanderthal DNA in modern humans imply that interbreeding took place, and if so, then during what prehistoric period did this happen?
NEANDERTHAL MAN: In Search of Lost Genomes by Svante Paabo.