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Trove of Neanderthal Bones Found in Greek Cave
LiveScience ^ | 1 April 2013 | Charles Choi

Posted on 04/07/2013 5:31:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

The archaeological deposits of the cave date back to between about 39,000 and 100,000 years ago to the Middle Paleolithic period. During the height of the ice age, the area still possessed a mild climate and supported a wide range of wildlife, including deer, wild boar, rabbits, elephants, weasels, foxes, wolves, leopards, bears, falcons, toads, vipers and tortoises.

In the cave, the researchers found tools such as scrapers made of flint, quartz and seashells. The stone tools were all shaped, or knapped, in a way typical of Neanderthal artifacts.

Now, the scientists reveal they discovered 14 specimens of child and adult human remains in the cave, including teeth, a small fragment of skull, a vertebra, and leg and foot bones with bite and gnaw marks on them. The teeth strongly appear to be Neanderthal, and judging by marks on the teeth, the ancient people apparently had a diet of meat and diverse plants...

In the future, Harvati and her colleagues will conduct new fieldwork in other areas in Greece to address mysteries such as potential coexistence and interactions between Neanderthals and modern humans, the spread of modern and extinct humans into Europe and possible seafaring capabilities of ancient humans.

(Excerpt) Read more at livescience.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: godsgravesglyphs; greece; kalamakiacave; middlepaleolithic; neandertal; neandertals; neanderthal; neanderthals
Map of Greece (left) showing the approximate position of Kalamakia cave (right, shown with excavated sediments) and other sites with human remains in the Mani peninsula. [CREDIT: Katerina Harvati et al.]

Map of Greece (left) showing the approximate position of Kalamakia cave (right, shown with excavated sediments) and other sites with human remains in the Mani peninsula. [CREDIT: Katerina Harvati et al.]

1 posted on 04/07/2013 5:31:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

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


2 posted on 04/07/2013 5:32:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

In before Helen Thomas pic.


3 posted on 04/07/2013 5:39:12 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Are we no longer in that awkward time? Or is it still too early?)
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To: SunkenCiv

Is it Plato’s Cave? I hate to think that so much Western Philosophy is based on weasels running around in this cave. I could accept badgers or marmots, but not weasels.


4 posted on 04/07/2013 5:39:38 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

Wrong cave! The “weasels” are running around in the dark confines of The Capitol in Wash, DC.,


5 posted on 04/07/2013 5:44:34 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2013! Geaux, Pack, Geaux!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Long dead, not American, I bet they voted for Obama.


6 posted on 04/07/2013 5:47:35 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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To: SunkenCiv

7 posted on 04/07/2013 5:49:29 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: gop4lyf; varmintman
In before Helen Thomas pic.

In before varmintman...

8 posted on 04/07/2013 6:02:14 PM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Neanderthal remains with gnaw and bite marks?

Were they made by other Neanderthals?

Were Neanderthals cannibals?


9 posted on 04/07/2013 6:02:17 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: COBOL2Java

10 posted on 04/07/2013 6:03:41 PM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Let my Family rest in peace!



"Riamh nár dhruid ó sbairn lann!"

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

11 posted on 04/07/2013 6:03:41 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: SunkenCiv
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12 posted on 04/07/2013 6:10:48 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Alas Babylon!

If they were hungry enough.

Just like us...

(s) Alferd Packer


13 posted on 04/07/2013 6:30:30 PM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: SunkenCiv

They also found that which is suspected to be the world's earliest man caves





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14 posted on 04/07/2013 6:39:55 PM PDT by Lady Jag (If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat. - Reagan)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Were Neanderthals cannibals?

Yes. They find Neanderthal bones with cleaar butchering cut marks on them. Biting and gnawing could be from animals, but animals don't carve things...

15 posted on 04/07/2013 7:39:16 PM PDT by varmintman
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To: Alas Babylon!

The teeth marks could be those of the “moderns” — known to be cannibals — or could be animals, or could be a Neandertal group who lived in that cave who had just killed someone from another cave.


16 posted on 04/07/2013 7:41:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Lady Jag

:’)


17 posted on 04/07/2013 7:42:08 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Interesting stuff.

The best vacation I can think of to Europe would include a visit to the most prominent neolithic and paleolithic sites.


18 posted on 04/07/2013 7:49:08 PM PDT by ckilmer
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To: Alas Babylon!

Hominids will turn cannibalistic if situations become dire enough. I’m sure lots of folks have heard of the Donner Party and that 1972 plane crash in the Andes and what happened there. I don’t know however how many people are aware of what Russians did during WW2 to survive when Leningrad was cutoff during the winter of 1941/42.


19 posted on 04/07/2013 7:54:43 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: ckilmer

Consider Malta, the prehistoric Maltese temples would definitely be on my list.


20 posted on 04/07/2013 8:18:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Wow, Sunken Civ, you’ve been very active lately!! Sure you’re not starting up the digest again??

I read everything you post, all great articles and photos!!


21 posted on 04/07/2013 9:41:50 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (I have seen the future and I'm going back to bed!!)
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To: Bon of Babble

In before the EU lefties registered them to vote.


22 posted on 04/08/2013 4:26:24 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SunkenCiv

23 posted on 04/08/2013 4:37:38 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Alas Babylon!
Neanderthal remains with gnaw and bite marks? Were they made by other Neanderthals? Were Neanderthals cannibals?

Regular Homo Sapiens practice cannibalism depending on circumstances. Ask the Donner Party.

24 posted on 04/08/2013 5:31:30 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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