On average, Neanderthals were shorter than humans and they had a stockier build. They also had angled cheekbones, prominent brow ridges, and wide noses. Like humans, they used tools, controlled fire, and buried their dead. Also, while they are often depicted as dumb, savage brutes, researchers believe they were as intelligent as humans.
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10. We Were Better Hunters
9. Humans Violently Replaced Them
8. Volcanic Eruption
7. Humans Hunted With Wolves
6. We Had More Culture
5. The Division of Labor
4. Neanderthals Had Smaller Frontal Lobes
3. The Weather Change Changed Their Habitat
2. Disease Wiped Them Out
1. They Assimilated With Humans
Great upload! Thanks :)
By the way we decided to call ourselves sapiens because we are so very sapiens that we are able to extinct many species of living beings in no time,
cause "fast" climate change and provide ourselves with nuclear mass distruction weapons
Besides I hardly believe Neaderthals did practice slavery.
Through out history it's proven the most vicious and cunning species does prevail.
Currently in the USA the dominant factors are greed and money being ruled by the 1%ers. The 1%ers are definitely needed for the purpose of investing so jobs are plentiful for the working class. This substitution for cheap labor instead of experienced qualified responsible workers will soon backfire as oppressed people do rise-up and revolt until the relationship does benefit all involved. Top to bottom.
The 1st American billionaire was John D Rockefeller in 1916. (Oil magnant)..99 years later and America in 2015 has 2,028 billionaires while 40% of the population is receiving some sort of government assistance. What is wrong with that picture considering democrats seem to be pushing hard for cheap labor importing a BROWNER WORKFORCE ? ?
Neanderthals did hunt, and very violently. They would jump on the backs of their prey and repeatedly stab it with a spear until it either died or they were thrown off. This is why there has not been one Neanderthal skeleton to be found that is not riddled with severe bone injuries. They did not die out completely. They are still alive genetically in a sence. Many Homo-sapien-sapiens DNA has markers belonging to the Neanderthal.
they died because we probably ate them.
but the theory i prefer is that we, that is homo sapiens sapiens, are simply a hybrid of neanderthals and primitive humans, and the reason only upto 20% neanderthal dna is present is due to the different sizes of populations, and also because "human" dna was better suited to the changing climate so dominates the gene pool.
If you insist on giving in to the US "Usual Measurements" only used in the USA. Please include the rest of the planet and remember we use the SI. You seem to want to flatter the backwards USA neanderthals.
I'm only about a minute and a half into it, but this is my thought. They did not go extinct. They interbreed. Since there were more Cro-magnons, most of the DNA (90%-95%) in modern humans is Cro-magnon. The Neanderthals DNA (5%-10%) is also represented. Modern races can be interbreed in five hundred to a thousand years. Do you really think there would be any pure Neanderthals after thirty thousand years. Call this the Watson Theory.
Too specialed, and a mixing with homo sapiens and denisovens. This is the most logical conclusion. None of this better hunter malarke or 'because we're smarter', I mean... we're not. And Neanderthals would deck us, they were stronger and hardier than us (being more adapted for an ice age climate), the volcanic eruptions probably helped.
Heres my question, Neanderthals had a run of about 600,000 years BEFORE humans came around, they had bigger brains and more muscle, and have evidence they used tools, made artwork, and even had burials for the dead, is it too farfetxhed to believe Neanderthals built the mega structures we see today being dating back before modern day Humans were around?
No matter how much this video attempts to dismiss intelligence as a factor between the 2 groups, intelligence is the 1 determining factor that would help one side overpower the other. Why this silly injection of trying to establish a failed group as being more, or equally intelligent, is beyond me.
Number 9, that combined with the whole cheddar man thing would mean that black people colonized whites thousands of years before the age of imperialism.
Guess SJWs won’t be so enthusiastic about cheddar man anymore
well, new population from Africa swamped in and forcibly assimilate European population into being just fragments of DNA, to the point that the later population thought them as extinct...
I am talking about Neanderthal extinction of course.
The idea of a division of labour down gender lines in early humans is unlikely, we have much archaelogical and anthropological evidence when looking at current hunter gatherer groups that gender division in labour was not implemented heavily until 5000 years ago.
I wanted to point out how stupid you sound. The Modern humans out hunted neanderthals yet neanderthals ate insects ? I know most of you play with the facts ......So desperate for clicks ! Please try to keep your story straight so it doesn't ruin the illusion for the rest of us !
shorter and stockier than who, humans range of height is broad.
We contain a small amount of neanderthal DNA across the planet to this day. We lived beside them and breed with them, they were humans with only normal variations no different than found today in people of different nationality. These so called experts can't see for looking.
I heard one estimate their food requirements were much higher, being bulkier. That is a competitive disadvantage is many scenarios. Obviously humans had many advantages. Perhaps dogs, hunting that didn't involve wrestling animals, larger groups, exotic diseases, ...
So the idea of hunting with dogs who were still wolves is now being taken seriously.
The dog/wolf divergence is at least 40,000 years old, in their DNA. Dogs started from a small group of wolves, likely scavengers. I'll bet somebody started it all with throwing nasty bits of food to wolf puppies who got ever closer, eating out of a human hand and losing all pride.
I think the most basic human/ dog interaction is the game called "fetch".
Cave man shoots a bird, with a bow and arrow. Proto Fido retrieves the game running up or down the steep hill, finding it with his nose, giving his pack leader first picking of its parts. If the dog doesn't bring it back intact, the caveman shoots and eats the dog.
Neanderthal probably thought it was all beneath him, eating something a dog fetched, how ridiculous. Besides, he was busy dying of a new disease that he got from his captive human female.
But the Neanderthals are not completely extinct full blooded yes but it has been discovered that a lot of people actually have different percentages of Neanderthal DNA so I believe that humans did not kill off the Neanderthals at least not completely there was a lot of cross breeding
Interesting to see how we have solid info about neanderthals (yet alot of people have posted untrue statements. That and have the wrong idea about hominid evolution).
And it doesn't seem like many people even watched the program, before posting something. Just because you can say something, doesn't mean you should. Especially if it's completely wrong.
Using "th" to represent the dental fricative is an English language typographic convention, required because English uses the Latin alphabet but contains some Greek words. In Greek the dental fricative is represented by the letter theta.
Neanderthal comes from a German pastor called Joachim Neander and the old German word "Thal" meaning valley ("Tal" in modern German). In German "th" does NOT represent the dental fricative, so every occurrence of the word Neanderthal was mispronounced in the video.
Based on Neandertal skulls, a newer theory has arisen. It is believed that Neandertals had voice boxes similar to other apes and human (homo sapiens) babies. Voice boxes that are incapable of speech - or at least very little speech. For modern humans the voice box migrates from being attached to the bottom of the skull to being located in the throat early in life. While this risks suffocation while eating it enables humans to have a large range of sounds we can produce. Simultaneously language evolved giving humans a gigantic evolutionary advantage over Neandertal - even though Neandertals were far stronger than humans, coordination in the hunt, battle, or any community effort would have been far more successful for those who can communicate. It has been asked, how can one even think without language.
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