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Rohit Sreedharan Anthropology 101 11A 4 th Response Paper A. Wong - Who Were the Neandertals? Neandertals, or Homo neanderthalensis , were a race of old hominids that existed until about 200,000 years ago. “Reconstructions showed them as stooped, lumbering, apelike brutes, in stark contrast to upright, graceful Homo sapiens . The Neandertals, it seemed, represented the ultimate ‘other,’ a dim-witted ogre lurking behind the evolutionary threshold of humanity.” They mainly existed in Africa, though there is evidence of their existence in Europe as well. Their appearances differed from ours because of the “robustness of their skeletons, their short limbs and barrel chests, prominent browridges and low, sloping foreheads, protruding midfaces and chinless jaws.” We find this out because of the study of the fossils that are found. These bones of our ancient ancestors give us clues to how much alike and how much different they were compared to us. Some people debate that the similarities should make them part of our
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This essay was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course ANTH 101 taught by Professor Stutz during the Fall '08 term at Emory.

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