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Mike Keesey wrote:

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Shina wrote:

Concerning lack of Neanderthal Y or mtDNA: Archaic introgression is amuessd to have been limited [to how many individual matings?]. Advancing bachelor groups of AMH [or almost AMH] may have bequeathed hybrids to Neanderthal groups. Later, AMH family groups migrating into new territories may have allowed entry into their clan of a hybrid Neanderthal-AMH male who had localized hunting skills, superior strength etc. Y-DNA would be AMH; mtDNA not passed on. Head shape may not have been an issue in this scenario.

Karina wrote:

I fully agree with Dienekes in this case. It’s way too coincidental that the dipeepaarsnce of Neanderthals happened precisely when H. sapiens expanded in West Eurasia (the second attempt nevertheless). As for Crimson’s objections:Cromagnons may of been better runners, but I doubt this would’ve made a huge impact, Neanderthals in one-on-one combat may actually have been the better fighter or least be able to take more trauma and damage.Not Cro-Magnons yet (this type is quite strictly associated with Gravettian, the Gravetto-Solutrean of Mediterranean Iberia and the Oranian of North Africa). Anyhow, , what basically supressed whatever advantage that Neanderthals may have in close combat. Before the Welsh longbowmen marked the beginning of the end of heavy armored knights in the Hundred Years’ War, their ancestors, also with deadly ranged weapons probably, put an end to the temporary hegemony of heavily built but unranged hunter-gatherers in Western Eurasia. After 100,000 years or more, one would’ve thought that the Neanderthals would evolve some and adapted to the more temperate climate of central and Southern Europe and the Near East…since that was their primarily living area, same with the Cromagnons.The ancestors of Neanderthals (H. antecessor) did evolve… into Neanderthals, the same that our ancestors (H. ergaster) evolved into us. The (estimated) birth date of both species is very similar in fact.Neanderthals were probably well adapted to the temperate climate of the Mediterranean, painting them with Nordic features is just a fashion and has little support apart of some evidence for red hair. After all they were Homo sp., what means that they originated in the tropics, sweated and had most of those tropical adaptations that we also have. They don’t paint them as “furries” in any case (though we really don’t know for sure). Here is a map of the Neanderthal range…Of the maximum Neanderthal range. At that time our range surely included most of Africa (at least Eastern and Southern and probably also a good deal of the tropical jungle), South Asia and surely also good chunks of SE Asia and Oceania. Our range was also then bigger. They may have pushed us out of West Asia (to where we arrived before they did) but still we had already taken many other areas. Cromagnons were able to undergo such a sudden and drastic gracilization process within 5-10,000 years, give or take, while the Neanderthal were stuck in their form since they debuted.I don’t understand this. Neanderthal robustness was surely the direction of their evolution and must have had some advantages, specially when dealing with mammoths and cave bears. H. sapiens (not Cro-Magnons) were gracile already in Africa. This may have been initially a disadvantage as shown by the fact that the early H. sapiens in West Asia were eventually replaced by Neanderthals. Maybe at first we could not outcompete their “superhuman” strength but eventually we found a way.

Atanu wrote:

I have to dissent on the detinifion of pseudoscience. The sciences not mathematics are sciences when the “scientific method” is applied, also anthropology can be not scientific, if spoiled by an ideological prejudices. But I believe it is not this the place for a debate on the epistemology. About the study of the university of the Wyoming, the researchers have used the terminology of their science and this can play strange to whom deals with other, but this doesn’t change the foundation of their hypotheses, that are based on a very reliable knowledge of the social relationships among groups.The modern studies have shown as Neanderthal didn’t have physical or intellectual disadvantages in comparison to Cromagnon and that there was no wide conflict on among the two. The disadvantage was on the social organization. Neanderthal had developed a society founded upon small and isolated groups. Enough great, 10-15 individuals, to organize an efficient common hunting in a very vast territory but enough small to ask not for excessive resources. The contacts with other groups were least, the necessary to exchange the women, or to buy them, or to abduct them. The model was successful for long time, but the new arrival Cromagnon broke the status quo. He had a more complex organization, greater groups with specialized individual activity and relationships among the groups more developed. An elementary economy of exchange that allowed him a greater fertility and an fast increase of population. This provoked the Cromagnon progressive occupation of the territory that has pushed more and more Neanderthal in the marginal zones of the continent, until to provoke his extinction.This is a theory without objective and experimental evidences, but it is more logical and rational that those suitable in the title.

Nahuel wrote:

4 inches tlaelr than Michael Vick and we’re about the same age. Nevertheless, he can run circles around me. He’s more muscular and bigger than me, yet if we had any objective measure of his quickness- ability to dodge opponents, etc, he’d also easily surpass me. And strength is just as important for punching as for sprinting- the guy with the stronger arm punches faster; the greater acceleration which can be generated from a stronger arm is what gives the fist its greater force. Force= Mass x Acceleration. If one’s strength and muscle slowed them down, and if it was as simple as the bigger’ person moved slower or threw a punch slower, then male sprinters and male fighters would routinely get their asses handed to them by female sprinters and fighters. You equate big with slow- this is a semantics-based misconception, because it fails to distinguish big from muscle vs. big from fat. As I indicated earlier, I also already discussed why (before you even proposed it) your idea of enough’ strength was wrong. Neanderthals would have obviously evolved to deal with greater forces, greater trauma by virtue of having evolved with greater strength. They would have grown up with other Neanderthals, wrestling, fistfighting, etc. They would also have evolved to deal with the forces generated by living day to day having 6 times the strength of man- jumping, running, hunting, etc. Their bones would be denser, tendons and ligaments much stronger, their internal organs would be more protected by thicker muscles, etc. We observe these things in other animals that have great strength, their bodies have evolved in parallel along with it to deal with greater strength.So my analogies of a child punching a man give you a pretty good picture of what it would be like for a human man to punch a Neanderthal. A Neanderthal child punching an adult Neanderthal would be very much like a human punching a Neanderthal. While an average adult man may have enough strength’ to seriously hurt an adult man with a typical punch, its unlikely that the same punch would have much of an effect on an adult Neanderthal man. Of course it is POSSIBLE that a human man could knockout a Neanderthal in a fist fight; its also POSSIBLE that an asteroid could fly down from the heavens and strike the Neanderthal down without the human having to lift a finger, but this is not really relevant to the discussion of what would occur 99+% of the time in such a match up.

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