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Humans hunted and ate Neanderthals?

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:04 PM

Humans today eat gorillas and chimpanzees, so why would our prehistoric ancestors flinch at sitting down to a nicely roasted Neanderthal?

That's the shocking new hypothesis being raised by anthropologists in Spain who wonder if our closest extinct relative was exterminated in the same way as 178 other large mammals, so called megafauna, which are suspected of going at least partially by the hand of hungry human hunters.

http://science.nbcne...anderthals?lite

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:04 PM

Shocking? We're talking about homo sapiens behaviour, right? You know, the ones who hunt down and eat pygmies, in the 21st century.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 09:25 PM

They don't sound sure about it, no real evidence, but it wouldn't surprise me.  People today have practiced cannibalism if there wasn't anything else to eat.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 08:18 AM

I bet they tasted like chicken ;)

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:19 AM

View PostHilander, on 22 May 2013 - 09:25 PM, said:

They don't sound sure about it, no real evidence, but it wouldn't surprise me.  People today have practiced cannibalism if there wasn't anything else to eat.

HERE BE CANNIBALS
CANNIBALISM IN THE FIJI ISLANDS

http://www.heretical...nibal/fiji.html


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http://www.bild.de/n...16750.bild.html

CANNIBALISM & VODKA
http://www.mayhem.ne...me/ukraine.html


Not sure about it... and here's a crackpot who thought Neanderthals were like man-eating gorilla's from a horror movie:

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Neanderthal predation theory

NP theory reveals that Eurasian Neanderthals hunted, killed and cannibalised early humans for 50,000 years in an area of the Middle East known as the Mediterranean Levant (see map, below).

http://www.themandus.org/




And here someone on UM ("Kantzveldt") supporting the theory:
http://www.unexplain...00#entry3889581

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Edited by Abramelin, 23 May 2013 - 09:28 AM.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 11:48 AM

Reason 641 for why Neanderthals died out...

Can't wait to hear the next one.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:07 PM

Cannibalism is said to test the bounds of human behavior. It does and has existed. But, I might argue that Neanderthals may have died simply because of disease brought upon them by the migrating humans. Historically we see this die-off effect when the Europeans first interacted with the new world Native American populations who lacked the immunities of the Europeans.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 12:23 PM

It is an interesting thought to consider that we might have lasted longer than the Neanderthals because we thought nothing of eating them, where as they died out because they thought eating homo-sapiens was to close to cannibalism for their liking...

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:35 PM

No more barbaric and disgusting than the meat farming industry.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:58 PM

View PostHeaven Is A Halfpipe, on 23 May 2013 - 02:35 PM, said:

No more barbaric and disgusting than the meat farming industry.

They only ate free-roaming humans, lol. So that's a good thing; they didn't keep them in pens.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:03 PM

Free range, grass fed Neanderthals...?

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:45 PM

Another stupid theory of why the Neanderthals are gone. Dirty little secret they are still with us they interbreed with us and we absorbed them into our gene pool.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:47 PM

View PostAbramelin, on 23 May 2013 - 02:58 PM, said:

They only ate free-roaming humans, lol. So that's a good thing; they didn't keep them in pens.

I was actually referring to the fact people are disgusted by cannibalism in general. Shame the same doesn't apply to the other animals on the planet.

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 04:54 PM

View PostHeaven Is A Halfpipe, on 23 May 2013 - 03:47 PM, said:

I was actually referring to the fact people are disgusted by cannibalism in general. Shame the same doesn't apply to the other animals on the planet.

For you it's all the same? Meat is meat, whether animal or human?

Well, in fact it is and many have thought the same.  When I'm dead, they may eat me.


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:26 PM

View PostAbramelin, on 23 May 2013 - 04:54 PM, said:

For you it's all the same? Meat is meat, whether animal or human?

Well, in fact it is and many have thought the same.  When I'm dead, they may eat me.

It is the same to me, yes. Human beings have been proven to be able to live happy, long, healthy and prosperous lives as vegetarians so I see no reason to continue the slaughter of animals. They've given enough to mankind imo.

Eating you when you're dead and actually being killed to be eaten are different kettles of fish, though.

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