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How Neanderthals met a grisly fate: devoured by humans
Guardian ^ | 5/17/09 | Robin McKie

Posted on 05/17/2009 3:55:56 AM PDT by LibWhacker

A fossil discovery bears marks of butchering similar to those made when cutting up a deer

One of science's most puzzling mysteries - the disappearance of the Neanderthals - may have been solved. Modern humans ate them, says a leading fossil expert.

The controversial suggestion follows publication of a study in the Journal of Anthropological Sciences about a Neanderthal jawbone apparently butchered by modern humans. Now the leader of the research team says he believes the flesh had been eaten by humans, while its teeth may have been used to make a necklace.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: cannibalism; devoured; dietandcuisine; godsgravesglyphs; humans; neandertal; neandertals; neanderthal; neanderthals
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1 posted on 05/17/2009 3:55:58 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

Recipes?


2 posted on 05/17/2009 3:58:47 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is very robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.)
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To: LibWhacker

It’s Bush’s fault.


3 posted on 05/17/2009 3:59:59 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (RATs...nothing more than Bald Haired Hippies!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

I'll have the homo sapiens tongue with the mango curry sauce, please.


4 posted on 05/17/2009 4:07:22 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is very robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.)
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To: LibWhacker

Hell’s kitchen.


5 posted on 05/17/2009 4:07:36 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Dude .... these guys are the Neanderthals (although you can't tell it by the sharp jacket the guy on the left is wearing).

Oh, and he ordered his duck with the mango salsa rather than a curry.

Good choice.

Of course, Mr. Grumpy on the right preferred to have a nice, crisp moral-issue salad instead.

6 posted on 05/17/2009 4:14:39 AM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

Neandertals lasted longer than their show.


7 posted on 05/17/2009 4:18:12 AM PDT by truemiester ((If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years))
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To: LibWhacker

Great. Something else for 0bama to apologize for.


8 posted on 05/17/2009 4:35:16 AM PDT by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum.)
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To: Jaxter

It depends who ate them.

Could they have been eaten by other Neanderthals, or maybe some Kenyans ate them.


9 posted on 05/17/2009 4:44:22 AM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen
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To: Jaxter

It depends who ate them.

Could they have been eaten by other Neanderthals, or maybe some Kenyans ate them.


10 posted on 05/17/2009 4:44:54 AM PDT by 2ndClassCitizen
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To: LibWhacker

LOL, there are things worse than slavery!


11 posted on 05/17/2009 4:45:52 AM PDT by TC Rider (The United States Constitution - 1791. All Rights Reserved.)
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To: LibWhacker

Neanderthals - the other white meat?


12 posted on 05/17/2009 4:46:16 AM PDT by ninonitti
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
I'm not sure why they consider this news. There was an article on Neanderthals in National Geographic last year. They'd found some bones in Spain that had been hammered open and the bone marrow removed, also the the skulls had been broken open and the brains scraped out, the scientist quoted in that article mentioned that humans had probably dined on them, and from the quote it didn't seem like a new discovery.
13 posted on 05/17/2009 4:52:05 AM PDT by whershey
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping?


14 posted on 05/17/2009 4:53:30 AM PDT by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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To: ninonitti

Long Pig.


15 posted on 05/17/2009 4:57:25 AM PDT by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: LibWhacker
So? Primitive Homo sapiens have eaten other Homo sapiens up to the recent past, if not the present. Why should Homo neanderthalensis be exempt from the cooking pot?
16 posted on 05/17/2009 5:05:55 AM PDT by Cheburashka (It's a sin to mock a killing bird. And in general very risky.)
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To: LibWhacker

Watch out, the 6500 year old earth FReeper, Luddites will give you such a noogie.


17 posted on 05/17/2009 5:10:43 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: lentulusgracchus
Salsa goes with duck, curry with homo sapiens tongue. Better them than us.
18 posted on 05/17/2009 5:17:44 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is very robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Those commercials should be eradicated.


19 posted on 05/17/2009 5:19:34 AM PDT by pelican001
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To: LibWhacker
One of science's most puzzling mysteries - the disappearance of the Neanderthals - may have been solved. Modern humans ate them, says a leading fossil expert.

Sounds like Socialism's end-game.

20 posted on 05/17/2009 5:24:26 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd: ON)
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To: 6SJ7

Soylent Green is PEOPLE!


21 posted on 05/17/2009 5:26:14 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Obama: Carter's only chance to avoid going down in history as the worst U.S. president ever.)
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To: LibWhacker
If they found a necklace of Neanderthal teeth,
it would be more believable.
22 posted on 05/17/2009 5:33:26 AM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Shouldn’t the title be: “Europeans devoured by recent immigrants from Africa”?


23 posted on 05/17/2009 5:34:27 AM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: LibWhacker

[Yawn]

I love anthropology. In anthropology you can make stuff up all day long and propose all manner of silly ideas, and no one will ever really, really know if you are correct or not.

It’s just like being a weatherman. You can be wrong the majority of the time and still have steady employment.


24 posted on 05/17/2009 5:39:40 AM PDT by webstersII
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To: LibWhacker

I read an interesting theory about the demise of the Neanderthal and the author stated that his belief was that the Neanderthal physiology was the result of normal humans living well into the hundreds of years as mentioned in scripture. As the life span shortened, the attributes of the longer life span disappeared.


25 posted on 05/17/2009 5:45:06 AM PDT by Big_Harry ( Thank God I am an "Infidel"!)
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To: LibWhacker

...at least they were smart enough not to elect Obama.


26 posted on 05/17/2009 5:46:49 AM PDT by BobL (Drop a comment: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2180357/posts)
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To: FreedomPoster
Soylent Green is PEOPLE!

Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!

27 posted on 05/17/2009 6:38:01 AM PDT by SteelTrap
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

With mango curry CHUTNEY! you Philistine.


28 posted on 05/17/2009 6:49:06 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: windcliff

ping


29 posted on 05/17/2009 8:04:10 AM PDT by stylecouncilor (The black man is keeping me down!)
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To: Walkingfeather
With mango curry CHUTNEY! you Philistine.

YOU'RE A TROGLOLYTE!

30 posted on 05/17/2009 8:26:46 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is very robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.)
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To: LibWhacker
Here's a pretty good prayer song
31 posted on 05/17/2009 5:09:21 PM PDT by ckilmer (Phi)
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And for dessert, lady fingers!
The Neandertal Enigma
by James Shreeve

in local libraries
Frayer's own reading of the record reveals a number of overlooked traits that clearly and specifically link the Neandertals to the Cro-Magnons. One such trait is the shape of the opening of the nerve canal in the lower jaw, a spot where dentists often give a pain-blocking injection. In many Neandertal, the upper portion of the opening is covered by a broad bony ridge, a curious feature also carried by a significant number of Cro-Magnons. But none of the alleged 'ancestors of us all' fossils from Africa have it, and it is extremely rare in modern people outside Europe." [pp 126-127]

32 posted on 05/17/2009 8:06:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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33 posted on 05/17/2009 8:07:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: LibWhacker

Must have been protomooselimbs.


34 posted on 05/17/2009 10:11:59 PM PDT by FrogMom (No such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: LibWhacker

had to have been only Caucazoid homo sapiens that ate the sweet little ol neanderthals

but you know....on second thought

look around ya...looks like some neanderthals survived doesn’t it?

i;m gonna go stare in the mirror


35 posted on 05/17/2009 10:13:49 PM PDT by wardaddy (Ole Miss beat Notre Dame back in 1978. ...did that start the decline)
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To: blam

see 24...lol


36 posted on 05/17/2009 10:15:01 PM PDT by wardaddy (Ole Miss beat Notre Dame back in 1978. ...did that start the decline)
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To: pelican001
Those commercials should be eradicated.

why, they are funny as hell

37 posted on 05/17/2009 10:16:15 PM PDT by wardaddy (Ole Miss beat Notre Dame back in 1978. ...did that start the decline)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets; Walkingfeather
With mango curry CHUTNEY! you Philistine.
YOU'RE A TROGLOLYTE!
Luckily, we don't EAT troglodytes, just Neanderthals.
38 posted on 05/17/2009 10:21:13 PM PDT by Drammach (Freedom - It's not just a job, It's an Adventure)
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To: LibWhacker

Also found was a copy of a Cro-Magnon book: “To Serve Neanderthals”.


39 posted on 05/17/2009 10:32:42 PM PDT by Rocky (OBAMA: Succeeding where bin Laden failed.)
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To: truemiester
Neandertals lasted longer than their show.

They lasted longer than homo sapiens also.

40 posted on 05/17/2009 10:48:06 PM PDT by Lucius Cornelius Sulla ("men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." -- Edmund Burke)
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To: wardaddy
"see 24...lol "

Funny, funny.

41 posted on 05/17/2009 10:57:45 PM PDT by blam
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To: LibWhacker
Great, first Humans ate the competition, now we're eating up the planet.

Damn you sail humans! Damn you.

42 posted on 05/17/2009 11:00:34 PM PDT by MaxMax (America's population is 304-Million. Obama must punish America for the other 4.7 Billion)
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43 posted on 05/18/2009 3:12:26 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (AGWT is very robust with respect to data. All observations confirm it at the 100% confidence level.)
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To: LibWhacker; SunkenCiv; Lonesome in Massachussets

Guess all those references to the *cannabalistic* tendencies of the Aztec/Mayan civilizations should be squealched.

U8it2 <}:~)


44 posted on 05/18/2009 4:25:16 AM PDT by wolfcreek ("unnamed "right-wing extremist")
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To: LibWhacker

What? No bone wear? Did they find any bones worn out on the ends where they were boiled away being cooked?

Secondary confirmation is necessary. /S


45 posted on 05/18/2009 5:09:45 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Crucify ! Crucify ! Crucify him!!)
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To: Cheburashka

Because people are basically good? Capitalism makes people do bad thing? Western civilization is bad, and these were innocent tribal people?

That’s why :(


46 posted on 05/18/2009 5:45:28 AM PDT by chesley ("Hate" -- You wouldn't understand; it's a leftist thing)
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To: LibWhacker

But... but... the Left insists that early humans were gentle vegetarians living in harmony with the land and their environment. I’m so confused!


47 posted on 05/18/2009 6:08:45 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

48 posted on 05/18/2009 8:15:44 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: wolfcreek

Nope, now they’re *fair game*. :’)


49 posted on 05/18/2009 9:01:11 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv
Aw, geez, Mom, we're having Neanderthal again tonight??
50 posted on 05/18/2009 12:17:29 PM PDT by colorado tanker ("Lastly, I'd like to apologize for America's disproportionate response to Pearl Harbor . . . ")
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