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Homo sapiens arrived earlier in Europe than previously known
University of Vienna ^ | November 2, 2011

Posted on 11/02/2011 11:38:28 AM PDT by decimon

Virtual anthropology allows new identification of first modern humans

Members of our species (Homo sapiens) arrived in Europe several millennia earlier than previously thought. At this conclusion a team of researchers, led by the Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, arrived after re-analyses of two ancient deciduous teeth. These teeth were discovered 1964 in the "Grotta del Cavallo", a prehistoric cave in southern Italy. Since their discovery they have been attributed to Neanderthals, but this new study suggests they belong to anatomically modern humans. Chronometric analysis, carried out by the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit at the University of Oxford, shows that the layers within which the teeth were found date to ~43,000-45,000 cal BP. This means that the human remains are older than any other known European modern humans. The research work was published in the renowned science journal Nature.

Grotta del Cavallo, in Apulia, was discovered in 1960. It contained about 7 m of archaeological deposits spanning the period during which Neanderthals were replaced by modern humans. Two milk teeth were unearthed in 1964 by Arturo Palma di Cesnola (emeritus of the University of Siena) from the so-called Uluzzian archaeological layers. The Uluzzian culture has been described from more than 20 separate sites across Italy, and is characterised by personal ornaments, bone tools and colourants; items typically associated with modern human symbolic behaviour. But the teeth from Cavallo were identified in the 1960's as Neanderthals who lived around 200,000 to 40,000 years ago. This attribution has been at the heart of a widely held consensus that the Uluzzian and the complex ornaments and tools within it were also produced by Neanderthals.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; grottadelcavallo; homosapiens; italy; neandertal; neandertals; neanderthal; neanderthals; ulluzzian

Caption: Uluzzian artifacts from Grotta del Cavallo, Apulia, southern Italy.

Credit: Annamaria Ronchitelli and Katerina Douka

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1 posted on 11/02/2011 11:38:31 AM PDT by decimon
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To: SunkenCiv

Uluzzian of culture ping.


2 posted on 11/02/2011 11:39:31 AM PDT by decimon
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To: decimon

Fascinating, thanks for posting.


3 posted on 11/02/2011 11:53:19 AM PDT by Natufian (t)
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To: decimon

BP = Before Prozac.


4 posted on 11/02/2011 11:56:49 AM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: Natufian

“At this conclusion a team of researchers, led by the Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna, arrived after re-analyses of two ancient deciduous teeth.”

Nice sentence structure.


5 posted on 11/02/2011 11:57:21 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: decimon
But then, a few thousand years later...


6 posted on 11/02/2011 12:00:51 PM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: decimon

Even before they arrived in California?


7 posted on 11/02/2011 12:02:24 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: decimon

YEP! Like about 4,000 years ago after a REALLY BIG Global FLOOD! Came from arount the Mt Ararat Area of present day Turkey!


8 posted on 11/02/2011 12:13:04 PM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: mbarker12474
Nice sentence structure.

“Whenever the literary German dives into a sentence, that is the last you are going to see of him until he emerges on the other side of his Atlantic with his verb in his mouth.” Mark Twain

Counts for Austrian, too, I guess.

9 posted on 11/02/2011 12:25:03 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Where's he getting these ideas? He's not smart enough to be that stupid all by himself.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

“Austrian” = German (linguistically)


10 posted on 11/02/2011 12:41:45 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: decimon
items typically associated with modern human symbolic behaviour

Is that code for religious items? The Neanderthals didn't have religion which proved fatal vs. modern humans. Religion provides a competitive advantage, during tribal warfare and life in general.

11 posted on 11/02/2011 12:45:33 PM PDT by Reeses (Have you mocked a Democrat today?)
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To: TexasCajun

“Even before they arrived in California?”

I think you’ve confused Homo Sapiens with Homo Sexuals...which have inhabited California for some time.


12 posted on 11/02/2011 12:49:57 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: achilles2000
“Austrian” = German (linguistically)

I know that. Pretty much everyone knows that. My comment was aimed obliquely at Barry O who, you may recall, thinks Austrians speak "Austrian".

13 posted on 11/02/2011 12:53:25 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Where's he getting these ideas? He's not smart enough to be that stupid all by himself.)
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To: mbarker12474

In German, the whole thing is one word.

Eg, Dienstleistungsimportuberschuess.

Oder, Blauaugendammenaustossedesgassenschlampe.


14 posted on 11/02/2011 12:58:07 PM PDT by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: patton

Argh, BlauaugenDESSammenaustossedesgassenschlampe.

Minor speeling error.


15 posted on 11/02/2011 1:02:00 PM PDT by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Wait, I can extend this joke further:

Die LesendedsjungebraunhaarendesBlauaugendessammenaustossedesgassenschlampe.


16 posted on 11/02/2011 1:15:13 PM PDT by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Great essay. I’m tempted to read it again tonight.


17 posted on 11/02/2011 1:33:12 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: BubbaJunebug
I think you’ve confused Homo Sapiens with Homo Sexuals...

Dang it! ...I hate when that happens.

18 posted on 11/02/2011 1:36:58 PM PDT by TexasCajun (Fast & Furious , Solyndra & Light Squared would be enough to impeach any White President !!)
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To: decimon; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks decimon. Dang, I wonder how many others I missed? Anyway, better late than never, this should have been in last week's digest.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


19 posted on 11/09/2011 7:14:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
Dang, I wonder how many others I missed?

How long were you on that bender? ;-)

20 posted on 11/09/2011 7:20:15 PM PST by decimon
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To: decimon

Not long enough that I needed a stretcher.


21 posted on 11/09/2011 7:43:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: patton

Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz

just words joined together

rindfleisch-etiket-tierungsuberwachungs-aufgaben- ubertragungs-gesetz


22 posted on 11/09/2011 8:57:09 PM PST by Fred Nerks (FAIR DINKUM!)
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To: decimon

[Homo sapiens arrived earlier in Europe than previously known]

This was before the TSA slowed things down.


23 posted on 11/09/2011 9:13:31 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Deciduous teeth? Would that mean “baby” teeth? Are adult teeth described as deciduous? Or, would that be a term used to describe teeth knocked out in a fight?


24 posted on 11/09/2011 11:37:24 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Fred Nerks

Yes.


25 posted on 11/10/2011 3:58:35 AM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: Fred Nerks

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26 posted on 11/10/2011 4:08:45 AM PST by Sawdring
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To: patton

Did you mean:

Blauaugendeßammenaustoßedesgaßenschlampe?


27 posted on 11/10/2011 7:08:31 AM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: null and void

No - you can only use an ess-set when the two s’s belong to the same syllable.

But you are correct - I spelled it wrong.

Who would have thunk it.

“augendes” +”sammen” = “ss”

Also, “ausstossendes” requires the “n” - infinitive verb +”des” becomes an adjective.

And, “stossen aus” is a seperable verb, “to burp”. So you need “ss” there, too.

;)


28 posted on 11/10/2011 7:24:41 AM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: patton

I considered sprinkling in rändom umlauts to fürther the joke...


29 posted on 11/10/2011 7:44:51 AM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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30 posted on 11/10/2011 8:18:29 AM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: null and void

You are a better at keyboarding than I. I just use the old convention - “ue”, etc.

OBTW, is it “augendes”, or “augenes”?

I think “augendes” is correct, noun to possessive pronoun.

But, I could be wrong.

(I think that we have lost the audience. LOL. Well, maybe the grammar police will come along and tell us how it is done.)


31 posted on 11/10/2011 10:37:12 AM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: patton
Grammar police?

Nahhh, Das ist eine arbeit für eine


32 posted on 11/10/2011 10:42:55 AM PST by null and void (MSGT Dean Hopkins USMC (ret) WWII-Korea-Vietnam 11/9/1925-10/22/2011 My hero, my Dad)
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To: null and void

LOL! When my mother used to correct my Englisch Grammar, I would refuse to use Englisch for a week.

Bloss auf Deutsch!


33 posted on 11/10/2011 10:47:43 AM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: SunkenCiv

34 posted on 11/10/2011 10:53:50 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: achilles2000
"That awful German Language" By Mark Twain

Link here.

35 posted on 11/10/2011 10:54:48 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: central_va

Aus ausser bei mit noch zeit von zu - Dative

Durch fuer gegen ohne um - accusative

Wegen deswegen - genative

Einfach, nicht?

Latin, on the other hand, gives me nightmares.


36 posted on 11/10/2011 11:16:32 AM PST by patton ("Je pense donc je suis," - My Horse.)
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To: BenLurkin

Detcepxenu is right!


37 posted on 11/10/2011 3:08:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: decimon

Who would have ‘ever’ thunk it.


38 posted on 11/11/2011 12:45:15 PM PST by Dustbunny ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. " Ronald Reagan)
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