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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2020 12:05 p.m. PST

… Been Waging Warfare For 100,000 Years

"Neanderthals and Homo sapiens were closely related, sister species who evolved from the same ancestor and co-existed for millennia.

But scientists have tussled with trying to explain why Neanderthals went extinct around 40,000 years and humans lived on.

Several theories have been put forward to explain how this happened, including competition for the same resources, such as food and shelter; Neanderthals being unable to adjust to rapid climate change; and direct confrontation…"


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Old Glory Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Nov 2020 2:05 p.m. PST

I really don't think we really like each other all that much????

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Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2020 3:04 p.m. PST

Talk of "offensives" make this all sound awfully organized. I also wonder if the two species didn't live in peace much of the time--125,000 years, wasn't it?


Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP03 Nov 2020 7:12 p.m. PST

How do "they" know that the Neanderthal skulls were not bashed in by other Neanderthals, but by Homo sapiens?
Or the spear thrusts?
Oh, right. Mathematical models. grin

Zephyr103 Nov 2020 8:35 p.m. PST

I think they were just outbred…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2020 11:37 a.m. PST



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