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Neanderthal femur from France
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences ^ | March 31, 2005 | C├ędric Beauval et al

Posted on 05/09/2005 10:49:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

In 2002, a Neandertal partial femoral diaphysis was discovered at Les Rochers-de-Villeneuve (Vienne, France). Radiocarbon dated to 40,700 14C years before present, this specimen is one of the most recent Middle Paleolithic Neandertals. The diaphysis derives from an archeological level indicating alternating human and carnivore (mostly hyena) occupation of the cave, reinforcing the close proximity and probable competition of Middle Paleolithic humans with large carnivores for resources and space. Morphological aspects of the diaphysis and ancient DNA extracted from it indicate that it is aligned with the Neandertals and is distinct from early modern humans. However, its midshaft cortical bone distribution places it between other Middle Paleolithic Neandertals and the Châtelperronian Neandertal from La Roche-à-Pierrot, supporting a pattern of changing mobility patterns among late Middle Paleolithic Neandertals on the eve of modern human dispersals into Europe.

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1 posted on 05/09/2005 10:49:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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2 posted on 05/09/2005 10:49:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Monday, April 11, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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To: SunkenCiv

hmmm ...
"We're from France."
Coneheads or Neanderthals?


3 posted on 05/09/2005 11:01:58 PM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: ValerieUSA

Quit askin' so many questions, and have some prepared chicken embryos.


4 posted on 05/09/2005 11:11:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Monday, April 11, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Consume your own mass quantities, buster.


5 posted on 05/10/2005 12:13:26 AM PDT by ValerieUSA
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To: SunkenCiv

.....Scientists noted that the femur exhibited two holes about 18" from each other and have surmised that it was used to affix a white flag for a purpose which has not yet been determined


6 posted on 05/10/2005 6:12:11 AM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: SunkenCiv
They cut off Chirac's leg?

So9

7 posted on 05/10/2005 7:31:27 AM PDT by Servant of the 9 (Trust Me)
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To: ValerieUSA

"midshaft cortical bone distribution" -- what the-


8 posted on 05/10/2005 11:05:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Monday, April 11, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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To: ValerieUSA; Revelation 911; Servant of the 9; blam
Cave Housed Neanderthals, Humans, Hyenas
by Jennifer Viegas
Discovery News
"There is an abundant corpus of literature that shows that when modern humans spread across Europe, they variably absorbed the Neanderthals into those populations," said Erik Trinkaus, professor of anthropology at Washington University. "This shows up in scattered anatomical traits during the following 10,000-20,000 years, and the Neanderthal traits gradually fade out."

9 posted on 05/10/2005 11:14:49 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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10 posted on 05/10/2005 11:37:35 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (FR profiled updated Tuesday, May 10, 2005. Fewer graphics, faster loading.)
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Same thing the Anthropologists will be saying about the US 14C years in the future - Homo Sapiens Americanus went extinct because of the competition from Homo Sapien Illegalus.
11 posted on 05/10/2005 6:13:06 PM PDT by -=Wing_0_Walker=- (Don't spit in my eye and charge me for eyewash!)
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Just updating the GGG info, not sending a general distribution.
The Neandertal Enigma
by James Shreeve

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Frayer's own reading of the record reveals a number of overlooked traits that clearly and specifically link the Neandertals to the Cro-Magnons. One such trait is the shape of the opening of the nerve canal in the lower jaw, a spot where dentists often give a pain-blocking injection. In many Neandertal, the upper portion of the opening is covered by a broad bony ridge, a curious feature also carried by a significant number of Cro-Magnons. But none of the alleged 'ancestors of us all' fossils from Africa have it, and it is extremely rare in modern people outside Europe." [pp 126-127]
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12 posted on 11/27/2009 7:52:52 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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