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Grisly Scene Gives Clues to Neandertal Family Structure
In a cave in Northern Spain, researchers have discovered clues to the identity of the victims of a mass murder committed 49,000 years ago. The butchered bones of 12 men, women, and children protruding from the floor may be the remains of an extended Neandertal family that were killed and eaten by their fellow Neandertals. Now, DNA analysis of the bones is providing rare clues into the family structure of these close cousins of modern humans.
Homo Sapiens bones were found cannibalized in Britain, and DNA tests proved a local teacher was the closest genetic match to prehistory.
Interesting thread. I love that first picture. Any details on if it is real or is it a CG?
Originally posted by halfoldman
reply to post by Aliensun
Most of the diseases that Europeans introduced to their colonies originated from their livestock.
However, the Europeans had some immunity by then, while the natives had none.
I think a similar situation occurred with the Neanderthals.
Jared Diamond's journey of discovery began on the island of Papua New Guinea. There, in 1974, a local named Yali asked Diamond a deceptively simple question:
"Why is it that you white people developed so much cargo, but we black people had little cargo of our own?"
Diamond realized that Yali's question penetrated the heart of a great mystery of human history -- the roots of global inequality.