plus eating meat, too
brains are expensive organs to operate
If modern humans didn’t reach Europe until about 60,000 years ago, how has DNA from them turned up in a Neanderthal fossil in Germany from 124,000 years ago?
“The answer seems to be that there was a previous migration of early humans – more than 219,000 years ago. One that we’re only just starting to reveal from piecemeal evidence that is DNA extracted from fossilised bones.”
we had art and language and out competed them
They have arts and crafts too. But you are right, we out compete them.
not at the same level of construction, also they did not innovate in their tools as much as we did.
I don’t know about you but this look artsy to me and it’s confirmed to be drawn by Neadertale
We can survive on 2,000 calories a day. I’ve read they needed 5,000.
That’s a huge advantage right there.
they did have art, they did not have the same complexity – their burials were more simple, as far as I am aware, their art was representative of real world, whereas sapiens also made symbolic art, which indicates a different level of culture. and, their tools took much longer for change and innovation
yes, they were bigger bodied and brained than us, and brains are expensive organs; we had leisure time, they didn’t. thrival vs survival.
what is that image? it looks like of drawing of them not by them.
Neanderthals vs Sapiens
with their higher food need, they had to spend more time in hunting/gathering
while “we” with the lower food need, had more leisure time to develop innovations, decorations – and allow for work specializing that gave rise to trades
and not everyone had to hunt n gather
It was only a couple decades ago that there was total denial
and now, evidence – skulls n other bones and DNA most astonishingly
Last Century, when I was in Post Secondary
we had no idea about this group
The Denisovans are believed to be extinct relatives of Neanderthal. The newly identified fossil brings to just four the number of Denisovan fossils that have been found and identified—one finger and three teeth. Because of the location of Denisova cave, which is located in Siberia, researchers believe the hominins lived in eastern parts of Eurasia, whereas Neanderthal are believed to have lived in western Eurasia.
The Denisovans first came to light back in 2010 when a team of researchers studying a finger bone found in Denisova cave managed to extract a small bit of DNA. Analysis of the sample showed that it was not Neanderthal as had been suspected but was instead from a different early hominn. They called it Denisova after the cave in which it was found. An even closer look at the DNA samples conducted later on showed that the Denisovans split away from Neanderthals during the time frame 470,000 to 190,00 years ago. Subsequent digging in the cave led to the discovery of two teeth that were also identified as Denisovan. The newly identified fourth fossil is believed to have come from a girl approximately 10 to 12 years old”.