Posts Tagged: neanderthals

Neanderthals Were Just Like Today's Brooklynites

"They are frequently portrayed as primitive cave-dwelling brutes, but it seems that Neanderthals were the original home makers. A study of archaeological remains at a site where Neanderthals lived up to 100,000 years ago has shown that they carefully organised their shelters. Activities like butchering [...]


Neanderthals Drag Knuckles Among Us

"Many people alive today possess some Neanderthal ancestry, according to a landmark scientific study. The finding has surprised many experts, as previous genetic evidence suggested the Neanderthals made little or no contribution to our inheritance. The result comes from analysis of the Neanderthal genome-the 'instruction manual' describing how these ancient humans were put together. The genomes of 1% to 4% of people in Eurasia come from Neanderthals," reports the BBC. Presumably this is the same percentage of people who would be unable to discern the difference between a 1952 Chateau Latour and 1974 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Sauvignon.