Skip to comments.A 48,000 years old tooth that belonged to one of the last Neanderthals in Northern Italy
Posted on 09/20/2020 11:43:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
A milk-tooth found in the vicinity of "Riparo del Broion" on the Berici Hills in the Veneto region bears evidence of one of the last Neanderthals in Italy. This small canine tooth belonged to a child between 11 and 12 that had lived in that area around 48,000 years ago. This is the most recent Neanderthal finding in Northern Italy...
The genetic analysis reveals that the owner of the tooth found in Veneto was a relative, on their mother's side, of Neanderthals that had lived in Belgium. This makes this site in Veneto a key-area for comprehending the gradual extinction of Neanderthals in Europe.
"This small tooth is extremely important", according to Stefano Benazzi, professor at the University of Bologna and research coordinator. "This is even more relevant if we consider that, when this child who lived in Veneto lost their tooth, Homo Sapiens communities were already present a thousand kilometres away in Bulgaria".
Researchers analysed the tooth by employing highly innovative virtual methods. "The techniques we employed to analyse the tooth led to the following discovery: this is an upper canine milk-tooth that belonged to a Neanderthal child, aged 11 or 12, that lived between 48,000 and 45,000 years ago", as report Gregorio Oxilia and Eugenio Bortolini, who are co-authors of the study and researchers at the University of Bologna. "According to this dating, this little milk-tooth is the most recent finding of the Neanderthal period in Northern Italy and one of the latest in the entire peninsula".
(Excerpt) Read more at eurekalert.org ...
An upper canine milk-tooth that belonged to a Neanderthal child, aged 11 or 12, that lived between 48,000 and 45,000 years ago. Credit: Journal of Human Evolution
The Neandertal Enigma"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]
by James Shreeve
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Fascinating, thx. If you had a time machine, wouldn’t you love to go back and explore the world of the Neanderthal? And ancient Greece, Rome, etc., for that matter. I’d love to see it all first hand.
I wonder if Neanderthals were any more civil than Democrats burning down cities this year.
Only select indivduals are allowed to touch it because you can’t handle the tooth.
Lol, that’s true. You’d probably be safer, and definitely less likely to get annoyed and blow someone away, wandering around in a cave full of real Neanderthals than thru the streets of Portland, Seattle, etc.
Holding on to a 48,000 year old tooth, that served no practical purpose, was the beginning of hoarding.
Oh no! Another victim of white privilege.
How racist of you. Don’t you know the first homo sapiens came from Africa and were black? ;-)
I read that anybody can handle it, provided they're willing to pay a retainer. That said, those wanting to get to the root of the matter had better brace themselves.
It proves conclusively there is no Tooth Fairy...................
Aren’t you ashamed?
I clicked on this thread because I was curious as to what they said that was so offensive. And you’re right. They should be ashamed. At least they didn’t post in all caps.
It’s been a fantasy of mine often. Such as being able to go back to the T-Rex days and see what they were really like. To go back to the old west days to see if there was actually that much violence such as the main street gun fights. To see how living under pre-1776 British rule compares to today. To see if Cleopatra was a hottie or not. The list is endless.
I am not surprised at this. I remember reading somewhere that the original inhabitants of the British isles were darker skinned. Then the celts moved in and mixed with them.
The genetics for skin color of all kinds is in every human. Its just a matter of generational breeding that switches the genes on or off in favor of one or the other over time. There is environmental pressure too, for example darker skin affords a better resistance to dry, arid, and sunny climates. Lighter skin affords better survivability in generally colder climates.
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