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Eldorado

Neanderthals ate sharks and dolphins

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OverSword
10 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

"Neanderthals were eating fish, mussels and seals at a site in present-day Portugal, according to a new study.

"The research adds to mounting evidence that our evolutionary relatives may have relied on the sea for food just as much as ancient modern humans.

"For decades, the ability to gather food from the sea and from rivers was seen as something unique to our own species.

"Scientists found evidence for an intensive reliance on seafood at a Neanderthal site in southern Portugal."

Full article at the BBC: Link

"Last Interglacial Iberian Neandertals as fisher-hunter-gatherers"

At Science mag: Link

Considering that the planet was colder back then who knows how many similar sites are now under water?

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Stiff

I wouldn't be surprised if similar antics were being used by even earlier predecessors. 

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Piney
22 minutes ago, OverSword said:

Considering that the planet was colder back then who knows how many similar sites are now under water?

Many, many times many. 

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Piney
34 minutes ago, Eldorado said:

"Last Interglacial Iberian Neandertals as fisher-hunter-gatherers"

Harte and I are both under the opinion that Homo Erectus built rafts. Neanderthals could have easily picked up the ball from them.

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DanL
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I personally think that Neanderthal was a different RACE of human more than a different species. We have Neanderthal DNA in us still. That came from interbreeding and breeding between species does not offer viable fertile offspring. They, just like our ancestors from out of Africa were shaped and formed by their environment. Just as the short stocky and pale-skinned Eskimos differ from the tall dark and skinny Zulus in Africa but we are all nonetheless all humans and genetically much the same.

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Trelane

It is really amazing how little we have really known of our ancient ancestors. It seems that a little more every day we find that they were far more intelligent and innovative they we have previously thought.

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Piney
15 hours ago, DanL said:

I personally think that Neanderthal was a different RACE of human more than a different species.

"Race" is a human construct to divide ethnic groups by their genetic features. Genetic studies show we were a different species that have a common ancestor, then "back bred".

Half of the offspring between us and the Neanderthal were probably sterile ( see:mules, Ligers, etc) which is one of the reasons they didn't leave a large genetic mark. 

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Alchopwn
1 hour ago, Piney said:

Half of the offspring between us and the Neanderthal were probably sterile ( see:mules, Ligers, etc) which is one of the reasons they didn't leave a large genetic mark. 

Dude, be careful how you talk about gingers.  They get really angry.

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XenoFish
1 minute ago, Alchopwn said:

Dude, be careful how you talk about gingers.  They get really angry.

Dang right we do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

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Piney
2 hours ago, XenoFish said:

Dang right we do!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

Don't you actually have to have hair to be a true Ginger? :whistle:

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XenoFish
1 minute ago, Piney said:

Don't you actually have to have hair to be a true Ginger? :whistle:

I'm not bald, it just relocated.

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DanL

My ginger ancestors in their longships were terrorizing all of the little people all over Europe for centuries. I understand the fear that still runs through so many people. My Dad married a German lady so I am the runt of the family at only 6' 2" I look more German than Scott/Viking but the blood of the clan MacLeod ran true in me and I have a beautiful red headed Granddaughter.

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