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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2021 8:18 p.m. PST

"Lets get a few dry facts out of the way first. Linear-A have split the figures in this set into three categories Denisovan, Neanderthal and Homo sapien which we have reflected in our pictures above. Neanderthals are an extinct species or subspecies of archaic humans, and are thought to have lived until 40,000 years ago. Denisova hominins are also an extinct species or subspecies of archaic humans, and are thought to have lived during the Lower and Middle Paleolithic, which is to say from 3 million to 30,000 years ago. Homo sapiens, which at the time of writing are still very much not extinct, emerged around 300,000 years ago.

Neanderthal man, the figures in our top row, is known from various sources, but as you might expect their actual appearance is far from certain. Their remains tell us that they had a more thickset body and shorter limbs compared to modern man, and their faces had a reduced chin, sloping forehead and larger nose. While such relatively subtle characteristics are hard to depict on a model of this scale, we thought the sculptor did a pretty reasonable job when compared to modern recreations. There is no evidence for Neanderthal clothing, but it has been suggested that some of the colder climates in which they lived would have forced them to wear some form of tailored clothing, presumably animal skins, or woven cloth if they had developed that ability. However in warmer areas they may have gone without clothing, or at least fitted clothing. The three figures here wear a simple kilt-type garment round the waist, and one wears a cloak, all textured to suggest fur…"


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Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2021 8:59 a.m. PST

Well, those were the days!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2021 10:45 a.m. PST

(smile)


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mildbill04 Dec 2021 5:23 p.m. PST

some Europeans have as much as 5% neanderthal DNA.

Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2021 6:23 p.m. PST

My brother in law has a lot more than 5%.

Cerdic05 Dec 2021 12:03 p.m. PST

All non-Sub Saharan African human populations have, on average, three or four percent Neanderthal DNA. This suggests that Modern Humans came into contact with Neanderthals soon after expanding out of Africa.

Interestingly, that few percent that most of us have is a different bit of DNA for each of us. In theory, one hundred percent of Neanderthal DNA still exists and if we could isolate the correct bits in people alive today we could re-create an actual Neanderthal…!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2021 2:14 p.m. PST

Ha!Ha!…


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nnascati Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2021 4:01 p.m. PST

Hoping the second set has figures in more combative poses. Perfect for Manna Games Tribal rules.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2021 2:06 p.m. PST

Agree….

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Robert le Diable21 Jan 2022 5:12 p.m. PST

As far as I understand it expertise derived entirely from Golding's "The Inheritors" the Neanderthalers were a peaceful people, and therefore combative postures would be historically inaccurate, except among our own ancestors. Not much good for Gaming, though.

R Le D (Animalis Rationalis Capax).

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2023 8:18 p.m. PST

Neanderthal extinction may have been caused by sex, not fighting

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