Neanderthals were killed in the steppe bison

Dutch researcher Gerrit Dyusseldorp analyzed the finds made at two archaeological sites, and concluded that Neanderthals were skilled hunters and sophisticated.

Dyusseldorp strongly disagree with the view that Neanderthals relied solely on force, said the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. Depending on the location of settlement Neanderthals produced by various methods of hunting, which allowed them to hunt in the woods and in the open steppe, where herds of ungulates at the slightest danger fled.

The warm woods Neanderthals could well subsist by hunting alone. In more severe climate they had to combine into larger groups to participate in a pen hunt grazing animals. For this Neanderthals required to effectively coordinate actions, and to think of hunting strategy. Only well-organized action could succeed.

Neanderthals hunted became not only harmless ungulates and small animals, but large, dangerous animals such as rhinoceros, bison and bears.

Neanderthal rivals in the hunt were often hyenas, whose diet is very similar to the menu of the Neanderthals.

Dutch research scientist is still incomplete and are under the "Thoughtful Hunters? Archaeology communication and cognitive skills of Neanderthals. "


Neanderthals lived about 200? 35 thousand years ago, during the late Early and Middle Paleolithic. The name given to them by one of the first discoveries made in the Neandertal valley near Dusseldorf in 1856.

Neanderthals for Western Europe the growth of 160 cm, a large brain (1700 cm3), a skull with a developed supraorbital torus and a sloping forehead, lower jaw with no chin projection. Many scholars consider the later Western Neanderthals, who lived 50? 35 thousand years ago, as a special branch in the evolution of man, do not go far. However, the skeletal remains of Neanderthals Asia have advanced features. They have a poorly defined chin projection, rounded cranial vault. This connects with fossil Neanderthal men of the modern type).

Genetic analysis, which was made possible not so long ago and yet to be completed, has shown that Neanderthals were more than 99.5% of the total genes with modern humans. Studies have shown that Neanderthals possessed genes responsible for speech, so there is no reason to doubt that they could talk.

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