You have more in common with a Neanderthal than you might think. Michael Aranda explains our latest finds in this episode of SciShow!
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Is it time for Jean Auel to re-write the Clan of the Cave Bear series?
Given how much effort she went through to get the stone knapping, etc, right, it must drive her crazy that the science led her so far astray on Neanderthals.
We are (were) the primitive ones to Neanderthals. As said Neanderthals are older species and they INVENTED GLUE before we invented wheels! It's easier to make a wheel than a *chemical compound.* Roll a rock and you'll see it's capabilities plain as day. Flatten it and you have basics for the wheel. But carefully synthesising a glue is not easy. You have to choose *right tree* than you have to *extract gluey part from it* and then *carefully heat it up.* If Neanderthals survived they would be the leading people in tech and innovations.
Well they were interbreeding with homosapiens, but you wonder if they could use language? Do you think that those who were involved in sexual relations were dealing with one partner who could only grunt?
They were able to pass on all the necessary knowledge, skills, tool making and such needed to survive in Ice Age Eurasia from one generation to the next.
How do you suppose they did that without speach?
Neanderthals also had a more variety of feature that "modern humans" For example they had full caucasian features, red, blond and dark hair , light eyes. They not only buried their dead but took full care of the elderly AND they follow almost religious dogma by visiting the site their loved ones were buried.
They extended from northwest europe to Eastern Europe and occupied the western coastline of Spain . Changing their diet and habits to be more dependent with a coastline life style. In fact the ventured as far as the canary Islands (off of Spain) creating settlements and using the same specialicide tools their Northern Europe ancestors did. So, not only did they have a "language" but one they could communicate with via written symbols.
It is a shame that science refuses to fully acknowledge the clear influence of Neanderthals in "Modern Human" since we have more in common with Neanderthals (over 90% of humans show Neanderthal DNA) that with the nomadic "modern human"
Neanderthals were probably just a racially different group of people. Honestly if all I had to go on was fossils, I don’t think I would be convinced that a Pygmy and a Norwegian were members of the same species either.
The Neanderthal also had a bigger brain capacity than we do.....sometimes discounted by modern archeologists, as not being as significant as it may seem, either because the extra brains were in a different part of the brain, or that the grey matter wasn't as convoluted as our own, though again, that's debatable. I'm sure the critics think that Neanderthal needed that extra brain power for sitting around the camp fire and scratching themselves....not.
IMHO Neanderthals may have been smarter than us. Just didn't have the opportunity to develop the same technology that we've had. Throughout our history, we've lived in relatively benign climate conditions. We've been lucky. They weren't.
fierce, simplistic and in touch with the surronding environment thru more primal sensory input. fierce, complicated and finely tuned to its own needs thru deliberate neglect or outright control of those around them...neandrethal, homo sapien..which is which?:D
Did the people we call neanderthals die out or did they evolve their technology to a point where they left their hybrid cousins the chimp descendants way behind. Do they live among us using their advanced technology to study us without actually interacting with us. Are humans really the only species on earth to have evolved advanced technology, and more importantly an advanced society I don't think so. Some people believe in aliens that fly around in UFO's, I believe they're the people that came before us. How would most of us feel knowing we were actually an inferior species, maybe that's why it's a secret.
Did you ever think that maybe there Neanderthals may be the superior genetic race over Homo sapiens. It could be that the Neanderthals took over the black race that came up from Africa and turned them into the white race of Europe!
Modern humans moving north out of Africa bred with Neanderthals so they were the same species. They would of had brown eyes as blue eyes evolved eight thousand years ago. Europeans lost the melenin pigment because of climate and agriculture specifically grain farming.
Ah, their brain's were actually slightly larger than ours. Their style for napping was more technically more advanced than "our ancestors" type , made a much better "core"AND the "knife" they hadn't improved on or "advanced the development" of was far superior, to include ERGONOMICALLY to anything Cro-Mangman Paleolithic ancestors EVEY HAD. No, they didn't seem to "advance", but they had stuff that was better then our advances were in the first place. They are a super jumbled mystery, I will give them that. They do seem to have had a very different "nitch" from the first modern humans in Europe. They seem to have been much more to the carnivore than we were, more meat, less roots and berries. The larger food range was one of the things we ended up "beating them out with" we also seem to have a MUCH higher "fucundaty", we dropped more kids. We also were not anything close to as scattered between individual groups than they were. The language argument is a BS red-herring use in lew of flat out shouting nonsense while engaging in hand waving. ) tad hard to pass on the much superior technology that they had in the first place to the next generation with out language. Primitive modern humans had/have/used "Click" languages, which would put the hyoid bone placement argument to naught.
Does anyone remember the old Geico commercials "so smart a caveman could do it?" I now know how frustrating the cavemen, err I mean the Neanderthals, must have felt to be subject to such prejudice. So far all the Neanderthal guys and gals out there, I want to apologize on behalf of homo sapiens everywhere for our ignorance. You Neanderthals are alright, and if you're ever in my town, I'd like to buy you a beer and "bury the hatchet", so to speak.
Seems to me that the Neanderthals might well have been able to speak. If they did bury their dead, that's a complex task that needs some form of co-ordination. And, their skills at stone work would seem to need some form of instruction, to pass on the techniques to a new generation. So, they likely had some form of culture.
The Bullshit is strong with this video. You you find collecting pitch to be hard, i have bad news. What's more it is not the pitch that is used to set things in place but the glue you make, adding charcoal and rabbit shit
My first instinct is that it would be great if neanderthals were still around ... and then I remember how racist humans manage to be when there's only one species, and, for the neanderthals' sake, I'm glad they aren't still here.
report that with microcephalin, a new allele arose about 37,000 years
ago, although it could have appeared as early as 60,000 or as late as
14,000 years ago. About 70 percent of people in most European and East
Asian populations carry this allele of the gene, but it is much rarer in
most sub-Saharan Africans."
And guess what this Asian and European specific brain enhancing allelles (microcephalin) came from....
Neanderthals had an enlarged Occipital Bun which gives them room for better spatial reasoning skills. Which so happens to be were the visual cortex is located aswell. So it should come as no surprise why they could be the first to invent anything. And as visual as they were, they probably communicated more in body language (sign language), then speech.
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The little pills do the trick for more than two-thirds of men with Viagra protects the heart (ED). They also work for guys who simply need them for a short time to get their “confidence back,” says Michael Eisenberg, M.D., director of male reproductive medicine and surgery at Stanford University.