Neanderthals

Neanderthals - Christopher Stapleton ANTH 2100-303...

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Unformatted text preview: Christopher Stapleton ANTH 2100-303 Neanderthals Neanderthals once walked this earth long before humans. Fossils suggest that their shared many of the same characterizes that we as humans do, but are they humans and how did they die off so suddenly? Neanderthals occupied Europe and the Near East from about 100,000 years about until the appearance of anatomically modern humans about 35,000 years ago (Trinkaus 136). And then all of a sudden they disappeared. Erik Trinkaus says, One of the most characteristic features of the Neanderthals is the exaggerated massiveness of their trunk and limb bones. All of the preserved bones suggest a strength seldom attained by present modern humans. Furthermore, not only is this robustness present among the adult males, as one might expect, but it is also evident in the adult females, adolescents, and even children. The bones themselves reflect this hardiness in several ways (Trinkaus 136). These creatures were very strong and able to protect themselves from danger. Their bodies had large, highly developed muscles and ligaments capable of generating and sustain great mechanical stress (Trinkaus 136). sustain great mechanical stress (Trinkaus 136)....
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