Essays Tagged: "Neanderthal"

A History of Human Ancestors. What theories make up what we know about our earliest ancestors? What are the characteristics of our different homo ancestors?

he common ancestor of both H. heidelbergensis and H. sapiens. Also, H. heidelbergensis gave rise to Neanderthals in Europe, since they share the feature of a projecting mouth, but the former couldn't ... ad back to a common ancestor who happened to be in Africa as well. It has long been debated whether Neanderthals interbred with H. sapiens, but molecular evidence says it never happened. In 1997, the ...

(7 pages) 117 0 3.3 Apr/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

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

To what extent has DNA technology helped our understanding of human colonisation and the spread of agriculture in Europe over the past 10 000 years? How is this supported by language evidence?

sagree. The multiregional theory takes the view modern humans evolved from earlier hominids(such as Neanderthal and Homo erectus in different parts of the world. It is supported by physical evidence, ...

(7 pages) 45 0 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Base Instinct? A report on All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

current ranks, their teacher, Kantorek, would probably be groveling at their heels. In the Neanderthal stage, people often grouped together in order to survive, and to keep their place, they ...

(4 pages) 46 1 4.8 Jul/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > World War I

How are death rituals indicative of aspects of identity? Discuss with examples

ry evidence is perhaps the very first indicator of sapiens' humanity: for example, the remains of a Neanderthal middle-aged man, covered in flowers and found laid to rest in the foetal position, whose ... other adornments and rituals supplementing the basic corpse. This ritualistic approach evolved from Neanderthal and especially Cro-Magnon times. Like paleoanthropologists one can attempt to delineate ...

(14 pages) 126 0 2.1 Aug/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

The Evolution of Man. Simple outline and examples of evolution.

million years agoHomo habilis 2.2 to 1.6 million years agoHomo erectus 2.0 to 0.4 million years agoNeanderthal 200 to 35 thousand years agoCro-magnon 35 thousand years agoHomo sapien 200 thousand yea ... thought that Homo erectus is a direct descendent of modern man, and not a separate and extinct line.NeanderthalBefore and during the last ice age there appeared a very distinctive type of man, the Nea ...

(7 pages) 122 1 3.9 Oct/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

An essay on the "Neanderthal Man"

Neanderthal was the name given to the prehistoric men who lived in Europe, and western and central A ... ander Valley, near Düsseldorf, Germany and are the source for the caveman stereotype. The name Neanderthal comes from the gorge where scientists discovered a skullcap. It was the first remains to ... ween 110,000 and 30,000 years ago. Since then, archaeologists have found approximately 30 skeletons.Neanderthals had a large brain, much like modern man, with a capacity of about 1,500 cc, a strong up ...

(2 pages) 29 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The Neanderthal Should Be Classified As A subspecies of Modern Man

        This essay is about the debate of whether the Neanderthal should be classified as a subspecies of modern man or should have a place in human evolu ... as a subspecies of modern man or should have a place in human evolution. Since its discovery of the Neanderthal fossil in 1856, people have been arguing whether it is a subspecies of modern man, homo ... ing whether it is a subspecies of modern man, homo sapien Neanderthals, or a distinct species, homo Neanderthals.        Firstly, the essay talks about the DNA evidence of the Neande ...

(2 pages) 33 0 4.3 Jun/2005

Subjects: Science Essays

Debate on Single Origin Vs. Multi-regional Origin Theories

nclude that the single-origin hypothesis is flawed. A discovery of a possible hybrid Homo sapiens x neanderthalensis fossil child at the Lapedo Valley rock site in Portugal in 1999 raised the hopes of ... and gave rise to even later physically smaller erectus type isolated groups. The existence of Homo neanderthalensis late full sized Homo erectus and Homo floresiensis as contemporaries of modern Homo ...

(3 pages) 24 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

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) 767 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

Life After Death

and cultures since the time of cavemen. For example, archeologists have found flints and food in a Neanderthal's grave, indicating that they believed in an afterlife. Probably one of the most notable ...

(8 pages) 18 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Does A Society Make Us Human?

eyes of truly pure forms of human action by observing how we may act with out social guidance. From Neanderthals and the examination of socially deprived children, the question can be answered no. ...

(4 pages) 21 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology


hropologists andgeneticists successfully extracted genetic material from an arm boneof the original Neanderthal specimen.In 1997, those renowned fossils were again in thespotlight when an internationa ... hropologists andgeneticists successfully extracted genetic material from an arm boneof the original Neanderthal specimen.In 1997, those renowned fossils were again in thespotlight when an internationa ...

(1 pages) 504 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology

Creation Vs Evolution

evidence, discoveries, and hypothesis'. The first supporting fact of the evolutionary theory is the Neanderthal. In 1914 D. Peyrony found a Neanderthal skeleton and named it Le Moustier. This skeleton ... eleton is of a child-like creature that shares characteristics with an ape. Compiled with the other Neanderthal skeletons scientists noted the changing body structure of the species. The older the ske ...

(2 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

Beam Me Up Scotty!

Darco Icly recognized the dreadful sound first, and knew danger was coming. Being the "intelligent" Neanderthal he was, he made a dim-witted motion attempting to signal the family towards the back of ... t there and back. Aunt Sisqo's family don't know a thing...well neither does Aunt Sisqo...we're all Neanderthals here, literally," she rambled to her self as she wandered aimlessly into the valleys of ...

(3 pages) 671 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Artifacts Found from the Earliest Civilizations

how to use fire. Homoerectus began to evolve into Homosapiens about 300,000 years ago and then into Neanderthal people about 125,000 years ago. These people were skilled toolmakers and hunters. Artifa ... ating that shelter was a concern amongst these people. There are also artifacts found that show the Neanderthal people buried their dead and provided them with food and goods, possibly meant to aid th ...

(2 pages) 1585 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

No Skeleton's in my Closet

ould be what determine their eligibility. Homosexuality is only an issue in the minds of homophobic Neanderthals whose mental faucets aren't developed enough to accept god's creations in all their fla ...

(3 pages) 779 0 0.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Homosexuality

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

Africa and Multi-Regional

s formed. In 1856 at the Feldhofer Cave, near Dusseldorf Germany is where we first get a glimpse of Neanderthal man; little did the people who unearthed this first skeleton know how they would be chan ... the skeletons that had been found in Germany could possibly be mankind's descendents. At first the neanderthals were seen as very primitive brutish animals that did not have much in common with moder ...

(16 pages) 31 0 5.0 Jul/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Anthropology