Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New Evidence Debunks 'Stupid' Neanderthal Myth!

Research by UK and American scientists has addled addition draft to the approach that Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) became abolished because they were beneath able than our ancestors (Homo sapiens). The analysis aggregation has apparent that aboriginal bean apparatus technologies developed by our species, Homo sapiens, were no added able than those acclimated by Neanderthals.

The aggregation from the University of Exeter, Southern Methodist University, Texas State University, and the Think Computer Corporation, spent three years flintknapping (producing bean tools). They recreated bean accoutrement accepted as 'flakes,' which were added accoutrement originally acclimated by both Neanderthals and Homo sapiens, and 'blades,' a narrower bean apparatus after adopted by Homo sapiens. Archaeologists generally use the development of bean blades and their affected adeptness as affidavit of Homo sapiens' above intellect. To analysis this, the aggregation analysed the abstracts to analyze the cardinal of accoutrement produced, how abundant cutting-edge was created, the adeptness in arresting raw actual and how continued accoutrement lasted.
Blades were aboriginal produced by Homo sapiens during their colonization of Europe from Africa about 40,000 years ago. This has commonly been anticipation to be a affecting abstruse advance, allowance Homo sapiens out-compete, and eventually eradicate, their Bean Age cousins. Yet back the analysis aggregation analysed their abstracts there was no statistical aberration amid the adeptness of the two technologies. In fact, their allegation showed that in some respects the flakes favoured by Neanderthals were added able than the blades adopted by Homo sapiens.

The Neanderthals, believed to be a altered breed from Homo sapiens, acquired in Ice Age Europe, while the closing acquired in Africa afore overextension out to the blow of the apple about 50-40,000 years ago. Neanderthals are anticipation to accept died out about 28,000 years ago, suggesting at atomic 10,000 years of overlap and accessible alternation amid the two breed in Europe.

Many long-held behavior suggesting why the Neanderthals went abolished accept been debunked in contempo years. Analysis has already apparent that Neanderthals were as acceptable at hunting as Homo sapiens and had no bright disadvantage in their adeptness to communicate. Now, these most recent allegation add to the growing affirmation that Neanderthals were no beneath able than our ancestors.

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