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World Archaeology (Anth2050) The Neanderthals Lecture outline: o Research on Neanderthals: Birth of Paleontology o Origins of Neanderthals o Neanderthal’s morphology o Neanderthal’s society o The fate of Neanderthals Neanderthals: history of research o Named after the Neander Valley (West Germany, 12 km east of Dusseldorf) o First remains found in 1856: Neanderthal 1 brought to Johann Karl Fulhrott o Named in 1863 by William King (British Geologist) o First hominin fossils: birth of paleontology o First evidence ca. 500 kya in Africa o Definite evidence between 400 and 200 kya in Africa, Europe, and Asia o Huge variability through Europe, Africa and Asia o Larger brain, ca. 1200 cc, but retain some H. erectus traits o Some traits later found in Neanderthals (e.g., Atapuerca site) Archaic Homo Sapiens (“wise man”) o Huge variability through Europe, Africa, and Asia o Larger brain, ca. 1200 cc, but retain some H. erectus traits o Some traits later found in Neanderthals (e.g., Atapuerca site)
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course ANTH 2050 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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