Sunday, May 17, 2009

Homo Sapiens ate Neanderthals?

According to a new hypothesis, Homo Sapiens killed and ate Neanderthals in some cases.  Fernando Rozzi, of Paris's Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique said,
'Neanderthals met a violent end at our hands and in some cases we ate them.

'For years, people have tried to hide away from the evidence of cannibalism, but I think we have to accept it took place.'
He draws these conclusions based on Neanderthal jaw found in France, and a study by the Journal of Anthropological Sciences. Other scientists disagree and point out that one jawbone is hardly overwhelming evidence. But they recognize the scientific importance of the investigation, and that it adds to the evidence that "competition from modern humans probably contributed to Neanderthal extinction." 

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