Skip to comments.Researchers Say Neanderthals Were Attentive, Loving Parents
Posted on 04/12/2014 10:34:02 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
...archaeologists at the University of York are challenging the traditional view that Neanderthal childhood was, in Hobbesian terms, difficult, nasty, brutish and short, fraught with continual fear and danger of violent death...
The research team say there is evidence that Neanderthals cared for their sick and injured children for months and often years. A study of child burials, meanwhile, reveals that the young may have been given particular attention when they died, with generally more elaborate graves than older individuals.
Neanderthal groups, believed based on fossil findings to have ranged throughout Europe, Asia Minor and into central Asia, were typically small and relatively isolated, suggesting to the research team important implications for the social and emotional context of childhood. Living in rugged terrain, there would have been little selection pressure on overcoming the tendency to avoid outside groups with a consequent natural emotional focus on close internal connections.
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Neanderthals were no strangers to good parenting
Date: April 9, 2014
Source: University of York
So much more advanced and civilized than Obama voters
If you’re interested...I found this an informative and entertaining series of lectures.
better looking too
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
in local libraries
Thanks, I’ll check it out!
Such long returns of conjecture from such small investment in facts.
This fake "science" is 99% opinion from people who panic at the thought of a real job. And have never produced anything truly useful.
Honestly. Who the f- knows? Nobody. Who can ever know? Nobody.
Think about it. Most species are attentive, loving parents. Birds, skunks, raccoon, wolves, some fishes, elephants... I don’t know why Neanderthals would be any different.
Most “researchers” are paid minions for globalism.
Most “research” is complete garbage.
Where are the Flintstone’s today? Wilma and Fred’s selfish lifestyle choices caused their extinction. Sure, they did a great job with Pebbles, but they produced less than 2.2 children needed for population sustainability and we have no evidence that spoiled rotten Bambam and Pebbles ever bothered to reproduce.
Come to think of it, this seems like a sensible take on the matter.
After all, dogs, cats, wolves, lions, and just about every other animal treat their young with loving care. So, why wouldn’t Neanderthals?
I think the earlier view of the matter was simply another brainless bow to Darwin and his “survival of the fittest.”
Sure, there is survival of the fittest, which leads to evolution within any species. (Whether general evolution accounts for all life forms is another matter, not really relevant here.) But that doesn’t mean that parents have to be cruel to their kids. That’s not necessary for the basic principal to work.
Agreed. How could they assign cultural attributes to a species they have no evidence to support? Yes, some tribes buried their dead including children, however was that a cultural norm?!?
Would people today assign the traits of muslims towards their women to the whole of modern man?
Would that be accurate?
This one is very good as well...better, in fact...IMHO.
And they never told their children no.
All societies were/are superior to contemporary America.
Because, racists, oil and climate change.
I’ve enjoyed some of the Great Courses series over the years, some are very nearly junk, but I’m glad to see another (and cheaper) option online. Thanks again!
Actually, Virchow, the dodo who escalated in his dislike for the prospect of Neandertal man, didn’t hold with the idea of evolution; and the British are Darwin-indoctrinated, and reject any fossil men who are not “gracile” and “anatomically modern”; between those two at seeming cross-purposes (and both views are inherently racist) there’s been an absolutely nonsensical line of BS about our Neandertal ancestors.
Just like both your posts.
Yeah, it’s not exactly a leap of faith to come to the researchers’ conclusion, and it’s long overdue. Neandertals have been known to have purposefully buried their dead for decades, and known to have cared for older and/or disabled family members. The long line of foolishness about how they couldn’t talk, or were so fugly they were hunted out, or how they weren’t able to walk as fast, or even (my personal favorite) that they didn’t eat any vegetables (I guess they died of constipation), and all those ridiculous calumnies have been shown one after the other to be fabrications. It’s surprising that such bigotry persists.
I think this "theory" -- conjecture, really -- is much more a statement about today's society. That Neanderthals 'way back when were better at raising kids than are their modern counterparts.
They were better because they allowed Kommon Kore in their cave-schools.
London - Red hair may be the genetic legacy of Neanderthals...
European Neanderthals had ginger hair and freckles [ and Type O blood ]
Ancient DNA Reveals Neandertals With Red Hair, Fair Complexions
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1917675/posts I like redheads, by the way, and the content above tends to make redheads laugh. ;-)
Neanderthal and Human Matings Get a Date
Aw, that’s nothin’ new. ;-)
Of course we are.
Neanderthals were altogether a great, great group of people.
I do too, and it’s in the ancestry in at least one line. :’) Thanks for the reiteration of that nice collection of FR links.
Evolutionists used to tell a quite different story about neanderthals. And if you didn’t believe it, you were a science-denier.
“What we’re gonna do right here is go back, way back, back into time.....”
The British twits still claim their master-race model applies, maybe that’s what you’re complaining about?