Unformatted text preview: culture. Diamond suggests that this is due to the fact that they lacked innovation of modern humans. This lead to them not being able to develope any type of art or literature. They also did not develope the desire to travel, which disabled them from participating in any type of long-distance overland trade which is another effect of having no innovation. Evidence also shows that they never developed any type of needle or sewing equipment because all of their clothes were savage. Although the Neanderthals were very different from modern humans they also have some interesting similarities, for example they were the first to bury their dead and take care of the sick and elderly. They were also the first to use fire on a regular basis, although they were very different from people nowadays they were a start to a new beginning that would lead to great things....
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- Spring '08
- Human Evolution, Neanderthal, Diamond, modern humans, Jennifer Macklin Malachi Matson