Skip to comments.Archeologists investigate Ice Age hominins' adaptability to climate change (neandering)
Posted on 11/17/2011 6:40:41 AM PST by decimon
Complex computational modeling provides clues to Neanderthal extinction
TEMPE, Ariz. Computational modeling that examines evidence of how hominin groups evolved culturally and biologically in response to climate change during the last Ice Age also bears new insights into the extinction of Neanderthals. Details of the complex modeling experiments conducted at Arizona State University and the University of Colorado Denver will be published in the December issue of the journal Human Ecology, available online Nov. 17.
"It's been long believed that Neanderthals were outcompeted by fitter modern humans and they could not adapt," said Riel-Salvatore. "We are changing the main narrative. Neanderthals were just as adaptable and in many ways, simply victims of their own success."
"Neanderthals had proven that they could roll with the punches and when they met the more numerous modern humans, they adapted again," Riel-Salvatore said. "But modern humans probably saw the Neanderthals as possible mates. As a result, over time, the Neanderthals died out as a physically recognizable population."
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Wander, lust ping.
"Who are you calling a neanderthal?!"
Proof that Neanderthals adapt and still exist:
“Modern humans probably saw neanderthals as possible mates.” - a dozen tequilla shooters, 2am, it’s cold out, yeah, I’ve been there.
how does one earn money for that? Can it fit on a business card?
The Neandertal EnigmaFrayer'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]
by James Shreeve
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"We are changing the main narrative. Neanderthals were just as adaptable and in many ways, simply victims of their own success."The main narrative is unchanged -- "heads we win, tails you lose." The half-mental gymnastics continue.
Wasn’t it just a few years ago that we were being told that Neadertals were a completely seperate species fromus, and couldn’t possibly breed with us?
Do these people know what they were doing?
Just goes to show human males will bone anything they can catch.
And catch anything they think they might bone.
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