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(Science Alert)   29,000 year old footprint is our last trace of our cousin, Neanderthal   (sciencealert.com) divider line
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2019-02-17 10:51:09 PM  
Mmm pretty sure there's still some traces walking around today.
 
2019-02-18 12:44:55 AM  
And if it is, so what?
 
2019-02-18 01:27:01 AM  

Virtually_Human: And if it is, so what?


Neanderthals vanished around 40,000 years ago. The Gibraltar footprint dates back to just 29,000 years ago.
 
2019-02-18 02:50:11 AM  
FTFA:
"It's about 17 centimetres (6.7 inches) long, indicating an individual 106-126 centimetres (41.7-49.6 inches) in height, possibly a young adolescent. But, based on this information alone, it's impossible to tell whether it was made by a human or a Neanderthal."

They don't know who made it. Therefore it could also be Alien. Size seems to match the size of a typical Grey alien. Therefore I'm saying: Aliens.
 
2019-02-18 06:57:23 AM  
Your cousin, subby, not mine.
 
2019-02-18 07:34:21 AM  
They were delicious.
 
2019-02-18 08:14:37 AM  
When you see our one set of footprints... That is when homo sapiens killed you off.
 
2019-02-18 09:08:02 AM  
I don't know, to me it looks like it could just be a natural formation, and not a footprint.
But, I'm not the one looking for funding to continue my dig, so what so I know?
 
2019-02-18 09:58:14 AM  
Oh, that's just my cousin zug zug.  He's trippin'.
 
2019-02-18 10:16:35 AM  
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2019-02-18 10:21:10 AM  

Calypsocookie: Mmm pretty sure there's still some traces walking around today.


Look for the distinctive red hats

/I kid, I know our depiction of neandertal as slow witted isn't based on fact but you try makinging an australopithecine joke
 
2019-02-18 11:09:11 AM  

Cheron: Calypsocookie: Mmm pretty sure there's still some traces walking around today.

Look for the distinctive red hats

/I kid, I know our depiction of neandertal as slow witted isn't based on fact but you try makinging an australopithecine joke


Some studies imply that Neanderthal may have been the "more advanced" species but that Homo sapiens out fought and out farked them.

The violent species with the edge in procreations and in survival skills was the one better geared for continued existence- more so than the smarter more community oriented one
 
2019-02-18 11:13:45 AM  

montreal_medic: Cheron: Calypsocookie: Mmm pretty sure there's still some traces walking around today.

Look for the distinctive red hats

/I kid, I know our depiction of neandertal as slow witted isn't based on fact but you try makinging an australopithecine joke

Some studies imply that Neanderthal may have been the "more advanced" species but that Homo sapiens out fought and out farked them.

The violent species with the edge in procreations and in survival skills was the one better geared for continued existence- more so than the smarter more community oriented one


Ahh, "Big heads + primitive tools = spiritual dudes" theory
 
2019-02-18 11:18:19 AM  

LewDux: montreal_medic: Cheron: Calypsocookie: Mmm pretty sure there's still some traces walking around today.

Look for the distinctive red hats

/I kid, I know our depiction of neandertal as slow witted isn't based on fact but you try makinging an australopithecine joke

Some studies imply that Neanderthal may have been the "more advanced" species but that Homo sapiens out fought and out farked them.

The violent species with the edge in procreations and in survival skills was the one better geared for continued existence- more so than the smarter more community oriented one

Ahh, "Big heads + primitive tools = spiritual dudes" theory


Yup. No idea if it's true but no sign they were dumber, they just died out and we didn't - except the bits of them that made their way into our species.
 
2019-02-18 12:50:35 PM  
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2019-02-18 02:58:16 PM  
One small step for mankind
 
2019-02-18 05:39:36 PM  
Sounds like the set-up for a They Might Be Giants song.
 
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