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  1. #1 How Neanderthals met a grisly fate: devoured by humans 
    How Neanderthals met a grisly fate: devoured by humans
    A fossil discovery bears marks of butchering similar to those made when cutting up a deer


    Robin McKie, science editor The Observer, Sunday 17 May 2009

    One of science's most puzzling mysteries - the disappearance of the Neanderthals - may have been solved. Modern humans ate them, says a leading fossil expert.

    The controversial suggestion follows publication of a study in the Journal of Anthropological Sciences about a Neanderthal jawbone apparently butchered by modern humans. Now the leader of the research team says he believes the flesh had been eaten by humans, while its teeth may have been used to make a necklace.

    Fernando Rozzi, of Paris's Centre National de la Récherche Scientifique, said the jawbone had probably been cut into to remove flesh, including the tongue. Crucially, the butchery was similar to that used by humans to cut up deer carcass in the early Stone Age. "Neanderthals met a violent end at our hands and in some cases we ate them," Rozzi said.

    The idea will provoke considerable opposition from scientists who believe Neanderthals disappeared for reasons that did not involve violence. Neanderthals were a sturdy species who evolved in Europe 300,000 years ago, made complex stone tools and survived several ice ages before they disappeared 30,000 years ago - just as modern human beings arrived in Europe from Africa.

    Some researchers believe Neanderthals may have failed to compete effectively with Homo sapiens for resources, or were more susceptible to the impact of climate change. But others believe our interactions were violent and terminal for the Neanderthals. According to Rozzi, the discovery at Les Rois in south-west France provides compelling support for that argument.

    Previous excavations revealed bones that were thought to be exclusively human. But Rozzi's team re-examined them and found one they concluded was Neanderthal. Importantly, it was covered in cut marks similar to those left behind when flesh is stripped from deer and other animals using stone tools.

    Rozzi believes the jawbone provides crucial evidence that humans attacked Neanderthals, and sometimes killed them, bringing back their bodies to caves to eat or to use their skulls or teeth as trophies. "For years, people have tried to hide away from the evidence of cannibalism, but I think we have to accept it took place," he added.
    And let me add a rousing, "Who cares?". :D

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    So Barney says to Fred " try some neanderthal they taste like terradactyl".
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    This is a good thread and nobody is iinterested?

    How about "neanderthal it's whats for dinner" or " the other white meat.
    I know " neanderthal have a ball" !
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    Okay, I don't buy it because there would have been no way the early humans would have eaten divorced female neanderthals.....they would have been way too bitter...l

    Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahaah!!!!:D
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    Two early humans are eating a gay neanderthal. One stops, looks at the other and says Does this taste funny to you?

    Bwahahahahahahahaha!!!!
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    Hey, hey...did you hear about the early human who passed a neanderthal in the woods???

    Bwahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    Two early humans are eating a gay neanderthal. One stops, looks at the other and says Does this taste funny to you?

    Bwahahahahahahahaha!!!!
    Thats eating a clown. A gay would taste fruity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Dawg View Post
    Hey, hey...did you hear about the early human who passed a neanderthal in the woods???

    Bwahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!
    I pass the buck when I eat deer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rockntractor View Post
    Thats eating a clown. A gay would taste fruity.
    The very notion of a neanderthal clown is absurd.

    At best, they had mimes.
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