Essays Tagged: "neanderthals"

In what ways can religion be explained in evolutionary terms?

of this discussion is first to examine the various information we have of hominid species up to the Neanderthals and humans to assess the division between when the first signs of religion arose in hom ... kes and points of stones. Finally, 150,000 years ago, Homo neanderthalensis, more commonly known as Neanderthals, appear using tools which lead us to believe the species hunted in large numbers using ...

(5 pages) 72 1 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

The similarities between Neanderthals and Upper Palaeolithic people.

The similarities between Neanderthals and Upper Palaeolithic people."Neanderthalers were more primitive than we are (in some ... garded as a model of evolutionary refinement." (Howell 1966:123). There is no doubt in my mind that Neanderthals and Upper Palaeolithic people were more alike than different. Of coarse there are some ... eanderthal man's and modern man's ranges of variation overlap" (Howell 1966:124).When one look at a Neanderthals appearance compared to modern humans we see allot of similarities. Neanderthals were sh ...

(4 pages) 61 1 4.2 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Identification with DNA

. This is also the technique scholars have turned to in order to assess how closely related extinct Neanderthals are to people today*.What is mtDNA and why is it different? Unlike nuclear DNA, which i ...

(2 pages) 36 0 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Skulls Provide Evidence of Common African Ancestors

identifiable as modern humans excluding a few ancient characteristics. The contemporary or previous Neanderthals in Eurasia had shorter skulls. The new Ethiopian skulls have tall and narrow nasal bone ... nto Asia and Europe as the discovery team and other scientists stated in interviews. The mysterious Neanderthals, which became extinct in Europe 30,000 years ago, could not have been direct descendant ...

(3 pages) 41 0 2.7 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology


usand years ago. They lived in Europe, Asia, and Africa. The first fossils humans to be discovered, Neanderthals have been studied exhaustively, with good reason. That's because there have been more N ... modern humans. But around 30 thousand years ago, the Neanderthal disappeared. So if modern man and Neanderthals co-existed together, what happened to the Neanderthal?           ...

(6 pages) 77 0 4.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

The Neanderthal Should Be Classified As A subspecies of Modern Man

thal fossil in 1856, people have been arguing whether it is a subspecies of modern man, homo sapien Neanderthals, or a distinct species, homo Neanderthals.        Firstly, the essay ... homo Neanderthals.        Firstly, the essay talks about the DNA evidence of the Neanderthals. Recently, according to the essay, the DNA of the Neanderthals shows few similarities w ...

(2 pages) 33 0 4.3 Jun/2005

Subjects: Science Essays

Who Were The Neanderthals

Who are the Neanderthals and what happened to them? Neanderthals were not the brutish characters that I long tho ... ry similar characteristics, we differ in many ways to. The first thing one might notice is that the Neanderthals were much stockier and robust than we are today. This meant that they were probably exc ... e also had to have a large and strong skeleton to support their weight.Other characteristics of the Neanderthals include pronounced brow ridges that much higher than most of ours. Neanderthal's skull ...

(2 pages) 685 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Cannibalism Through The Ages

dely, but people did it). It happened during prehistoric times, colonial times, and even today. The Neanderthals did it, the Aztecs did it, the Chinese do it, so why doesn't everybody else do it? ... oesn't everybody else do it? According to recent findings in France by anthropologists, the Neanderthals evidently ate bears, wolves, deer, and"¦ oh yes"¦ humans. These Neanderth ...

(6 pages) 14 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


(1 pages) 54 4 4.6 Oct/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies

The Crucible and the New Neanderthals         The Crucible by Arthur

The Crucible and the New Neanderthals The Crucible by Arthur Miller relates to many topics other than what would seem ... ind a cure for cancer which will lead that era of people to look back and laugh at us as if we were Neanderthals trying to light fires. Because of this reason, one should not look back on the Salem wi ...

(5 pages) 946 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Artifacts Found from the Earliest Civilizations

ws that they had religious beliefs even back then. Between 40,000 and 30,000 years ago, the Neanderthals were gone and the Eastern hemisphere was populated by human beings as we know them toda ...

(2 pages) 1520 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Natural Spiritual Tendencies:How the Human is Biologically Programmed to Believe

ites, such as convoluted burial procedures, were common in the Paleolithic and probably also in the Neanderthals (Trinkhaus & Shipman 1993). If there were, however, some human biological tendency to b ...

(5 pages) 16 0 0.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Utopia: the naive dream. a book comparison between "Lord of the Flies" by William Golding, "1984" by George Orwell and "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley

nberg English 111 January 18, 2009 Utopia: The Naïve Dream Dating all the way back to even the Neanderthals, humans have always turned to forming governments. People seem to know intrinsically th ...

(30 pages) 22 0 3.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Amorphous Nature of Gender Roles, from the Dawn of Man to Cultures of Today: Essentiality, Diversity, and Ingrained Tendency

uggests that the emergence of female labor roles gave early humans a competitive survival edge over Neanderthals (2006). Steven Kuhn, an anthropologist out of the University of Arizona states, "The co ... the article goes on to discuss the absence of sex-based labor divisions within the closely related Neanderthals, and how this possibly led to their lack of success and eventual extinction as a specie ...

(12 pages) 41 0 3.0 May/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology