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Neanderthals turned to cannibalism


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"A rapid period of warming more than 120,000 years ago drove Neanderthals in the south of France to eat six of their own, new research suggests.

The study, by French researchers Alban Defleur and Emmanuel Desclaux and published in the Journal of Archaeological Science paints a bleak picture of life for Neanderthals living during the last interglacial period.

In the 1990s, the remains of six Neanderthals – two adults, two adolescents and two children – were found in a small cave at Baume Moula-Guercy in the Rhône valley in southern France."

At Cosmos: https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/warm-weather-pushed-neanderthals-into-cannibalism

Abstract: "Impact of the last interglacial climate change on ecosystems and Neanderthals behavior at Baume Moula-Guercy, Ardèche, France."

At Science Direct: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440318304680?via%3Dihub

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Recycled data and old news.

This has been happening a lot in academia due to short memories and pure laziness. 

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My mom used to say: You can't be choosy until you've tried it!

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56 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

I'd call it fascinating, but it's actually an affirmation of basic human instinct. Imagine trying to keep your family alive using the very rudiments of stone age weaponry. Watching your children die of starvation would be as unthinkable then as it is now. Furthermore, cannibalism was an intrinsic part of human survival in every area of the inhabited world, for tens of thousands of years.

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17 hours ago, Jon the frog said:

Taste like chicken !

everything tastes like chicken but the chicken. 

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