Thursday, January 9, 2020

A Changing View Of Neanderthals

Panels and artifacts in the Neanderthal exhibit continue to shed a different view of the species.


A video display was on rotation, examining a site in France.


Here are images from the video.


The realization that Neanderthals buried their dead started a shift in thinking.


Were they artists?


A different take on the Neanderthal is displayed here with a cranium. Less of a brute and more of a person.

34 comments:

  1. William - the more time goes by, the more we learn! Fascinating!

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  2. Interesting. With the standard of science growing I am curious what they´ll find out over time.

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  3. We have quite a lot of these museums here. I tried to find a post I wrote but couldn't about the "man of Spy" who was discovered not so long ago and they rebuilt him as he was ! Looked like us today and not at all as we imagined a Neandertaler !

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  4. I appreciate the archaeological work.

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  5. Great to see we are still learning more about the Neanderthals.

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  6. I had no idea they buried their dead. Janis

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  7. I am quite sure those Neanderthals were more intelligent, perhaps appreciably so, than some politicians on the world stage today.

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  8. ...amen to David's comment!

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  9. I've seen the display, but of course, I forget much, so it's nice to revisit.

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  10. Hello, it is great to learn more about the Neanderthals, nice exhibit.
    Wishing you a happy day and a great weekend ahead!

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  11. I would really enjoy this...I always thought it would be neat to be an archeologist...maybe when I grow up 😉

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  12. Fascinating, learning how the thinking about the species has evolved.

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  13. Thanks to the archaeologists and their work that we are able to learn so much about the Neanderthals. Interesting exhibits.

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  14. There is so much yet to learn.

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  15. The more we see exhibits like these, the more we learn.

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  16. Interesting exhibits! There is a lot I don't know about them.

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  17. It is intriguing that if, thinking here via DNA, homo sapiens began as one, then where did the Neanderthals begin.

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  18. @Angie: quite true.

    @Iris: more and more.

    @Gattina: perhaps like the fellow in my second last shot.

    @Ella: I do as well.

    @Francisco: thanks!

    @Jan: that it is.

    @Janis: you learn new things.

    @David: that's of no doubt.

    @Tom: it fits the occasion.

    @Anvilcloud: I was glad to see it.

    @Eileen: thank you.

    @Tanya: hah!

    @DJan: true.

    @Nancy: definitely.

    @RedPat: that it is.

    @Sharon: very much so.

    @Marie: that it was.

    @Bill: that's true.

    @Tamago: I was fascinated.

    @Maywyn: a common root, but we're close enough that we were able to interbreed.

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  19. Hi, William. I sent you an email the other day; wondering if you received it. This looks like an interesting exhibit...reminds me I should do DNA testing...

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  20. Exhibits like these are so interesting to see and learn how we evolved.

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  21. It makes the mind even more curious.

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  22. Unique and something to think about ~

    Happy Moments to You ,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  23. A lot easier on the eyes and thoughts

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  24. I think it enhances the brain to see both languages all the time!

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  25. … and we are still learning more about the Neanderthals! That's good!

    All the best Jan

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  26. I feel that we know so little about the past, this is proving that we had things wrong about the Neanderthal's in the past, I know I was not taught anything like this about them.

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  27. The guy in the first picture looks like my eye doctor.

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  28. It's interesting to see what more we can learn as time goes on!

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