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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Human evolution: Neanderthals as snacks?

According to Jennifer Viegas at Discovery News, "Early Human Dined on Young Neanderthal":

Foes, Not Friends Discovery News Video

May 21, 2009 -- Sometime between 28,000 and 30,000 years ago, an anatomically modern human in what is now France may have eaten a Neanderthal child and made a necklace out of its teeth, according to a new study that suggests Europe's first humans had a violent relationship with their muscular, big-headed hominid ancestors.

The evidence, which includes teeth and a carefully butchered jawbone from a site called Les Rois in southwestern France, could represent the world's first known biological proof for direct contact between the two human groups.

Possibly the last direct contact, too, I shouldn't wonder.

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