+Grim Reaper 6 Posted March 9 #1 Share Posted March 9 Quote When limestone quarry workers in Germany’s Neander Valley discoveredfossilized bones in 1856, they thought they’d uncovered the remains of a bear. In fact, they’d stumbled upon something that would change history: evidence of an extinct species of ancient human predecessors who walked the Earth between at least 400,000 and 40,000 years ago. Researchers soon realized that they had already encountered these human relatives in earlier fossils that had been found, and misidentified, throughout the early 19th century. The discovery galvanized scientists eager to explore new theories of evolution, sparking a worldwide fossil hunt and tantalizing the public with the possibility of a mysterious sister species that once dominated Europe. Now known as Neanderthals—so named by geologist William King—Homo neanderthalensis are humans’ closest known relatives. Here’s what to know about our human ancestors, including how they lived and why they died out. GREAT ARTICLE SEE THE STORY IN THE LINK, https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/what-were-neanderthals-really-like-and-why-did-they-go-extinct/ar-AA18hOt9?ocid=Peregrine&cvid=d6c11797114348d5b7c527e09180ab16&ei=32 8 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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