posted on Nov, 28 2010 @ 04:16 PM
November 15, 2010
Our slower development and longer lives could have given humans an evolutionary edge over Neanderthals..
Analysis of Neanderthal teeth suggests these archaic humans matured quickly but died at an early age.
By contrast, our species has a lengthy childhood and longer period of development than all other primates.
Our slow maturation may permit greater learning, better conservation of energy and other benefits.
Neanderthals reached full maturity faster than humans do today, suggests a new examination of teeth from 11 Neanderthal and early human fossils. The
findings, detailed in the latest Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, portray Neanderthals as a live fast and die young species
The fossilized skull of a 90,000- to 100,000-year-old Homo sapiens child appears in this photo.
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There is more and more information coming out on the Neanderthals these days, it is rather curious why there is no much focus on this today, it's a
good thing as it may finally tell us how we evolved. I realize now that there seems to be proof that we share some DNA doesn't mean we are part
Neanderthal, we also share DNA with much of the animal kingdom which tell me we are all connected in some way.
It has been discovered that anatomically modern human groups that left Africa some 100,000 years Primates have shorter gestation, faster childhood
maturation, younger age at first reproduction, and a shorter overall lifespan then the Neanderthal, why are they assuming that they were Primates like
some assume we evolved from Primates, I am not ready to embrace that theory.