Best of 2018: Neanderthals Were Alot Like Us


There’s an old idea that Neanderthals were big dumb primitive beings that had no spark of intelligence.  But that idea has been turned upside down by a raft of new research over the past few decades.  2018 provided three studies that provided the best evidence yet that Neanderthals were much more like us than we previously believed./READ MORE// The Oldest Modern Finger In the Middle East

A study in February’s Science suggested that Neanderthals were capable of abstract thought and symbolic art.  A study in June’s Nature Ecology & Evolution provided evidence that Neanderthals used co-operative big-game hunting tactics.  The third study was published in July’s Scientific Reports offered insight into the creation of fire using stone tools

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