Mysterious disappearance of the Neanderthals

Bučan, Ana (2011) Mysterious disappearance of the Neanderthals. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

The Neanderthals were hominids that habituated Earth in period of 400,000 years. They preferably maintained parts of Europe and West Asia. Since 27,000 years ago they are nowhere to be found and nowadays are considered extinct. Their way of life and the way they were physically built were shaped by harsh environmental and climate changes. They were very strong with great muscle mass. That was the main reason they needed large amounts of calories, large prey. They were well equipped with weapons and tools, and are considered to be carnivores. Homo sapiens arrived 40,000 years ago, on the plains and hills of Europe and in some time made it all the way to the Neanderthal’s territory. There are guessing about the way they’ve met and their lives after the meeting. Recent Neanderthal genome researches suggest that they were genetically very close to us and that there are possibilities of interbreeding. Neanderthal extinction theories that are suggested are; harsh environmental conditions, competition with modern people, and genocide. Science world has not been concrete about those theories but they are leaning towards theory about bloody competition with modern man.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Kalafatić, Mirjana
Date: 2011
Number of Pages: 13
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 06 Oct 2014 12:45
Last Modified: 06 Oct 2014 12:45
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/2953

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