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AlpinLuke

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Oct 2011
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It's not so clear if Neanderthals considered human female individuals too fragile [and so not interesting] or if it was the human social organization to be able to protect human female individuals from the desire of the Neanderthals.

Personally I tend to think that a big strong guy desired a big strong gal. But it's just a personal opinion.
 
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PADDYBOY

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Jan 2007
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Well, how did the average Neanderthal female look like?

She would have had a shallower chin as seen in Shakira, it also appears she has brow ridges tho not as prominent as males, so I was wrong on that one. Neanderthals had larger brains than Cro-Magnons of the same period tho it was a different shape. They had lower foreheads but they were longer.
Whether they were more or less intelligent than us is up for debate. There are so many theories about it and what was responsible for their extinction ????
 
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AlpinLuke

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She would have had a shallower chin as seen in Shakira, it also appears she has brow ridges tho not as prominent as males, so I was wrong on that one. Neanderthals had larger brains than Cro-Magnons of the same period tho it was a different shape. They had lower foreheads but they were longer.
Whether they were more or less intelligent than us is up for debate. There are so many theories about it and what was responsible for their extinction ????
There are two main theories about the extinction of the Neanderthals.

One is politically correct: they weren't able to adapt to climate change [humans were].
An other one is not exactly politically correct: we exterminated an other intelligent species just because of competition for resources.
 

PADDYBOY

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Jan 2007
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There are two main theories about the extinction of the Neanderthals.

One is politically correct: they weren't able to adapt to climate change [humans were].
An other one is not exactly politically correct: we exterminated an other intelligent species just because of competition for resources.
The thing is, the climate changed for the colder? Something Neanderthal should have been better equipped for than humans.
One theory is, Neanderthals were ambush hunters and preferred forests while Cro-Magnon preferred the grasslands. As the climate changed and the forests began to shrink. Neanderthal found it difficult to compete with early humans. But who knows for sure. Not me.
 

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AlpinLuke

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As an aside note, the last theory about the extinction of the Neanderthals is related to a fluctuation of the magnetic field of our planet [Laschamp Event]. Some scientists have noted that Neanderthals had a variant of a protein [AhR], sensible to UV, which made them more vulnerable to the increased solar irradiation due to the reduction of the intensity of the planetary magnetic shield.

Changes to Earth's magnetic field may have been involved in Neanderthal extinction