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Thursday, January 19, 2006

Coexisting Neanderthals and Modern Humans: Hunting Practices the Same

A recent study of archaeological data by a team of scholars suggests that the hunting practices of coexisting modern humans and Neanderthals during the Paleolithic period were essentially the same. This implies that the demise of the Neanderthal species cannot be attributed to the long-held notion that the demise of the Neanderthals was due, at least in part, to the more efficient and effective hunting practices of the modern (Cro Magnon) humans who were competing with the same resources at the same time.

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