The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!

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Re: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!

Post by Minimalist » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:19 pm

A coastal HNS community and they made extensive use of seafood.

https://www.theguardian.com/science/202 ... ntists-say
Cave find shows Neanderthals collected seafood, scientists say

Discovery adds to growing evidence that Neanderthals were very similar to modern humans

Neanderthals made extensive use of coastal environments, munching on fish, crabs and mussels, researchers have found, in the latest study to reveal similarities between modern humans and our big-browed cousins.

Until now, many Neanderthal sites had shown only small-scale use of marine resources; for example, scattered shells. But now archaeologists have excavated a cave on the coast of Portugal and discovered a huge, structured deposit of remains, including from mussels and limpets, dating to between 106,000 and 86,000 years ago.

Researchers say the discovery shows that Neanderthals systematically collected seafood: in some layers the density of shells was as high as 370kg per cubic metre. They say this is exciting because the use of marine resources on such a scale and in such a way had previously been thought to be a trait of anatomically modern humans.
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Re: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!

Post by Simon21 » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:50 am

Seabirds eat shellfish as do many other life forms, why would the neanderthals be any different? It's simple to get and nutritious, a fairly obvious food.

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Re: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!

Post by Minimalist » Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:33 am

Right you are.

A cave in Central Germany, or the Balkans or Russia is unlikely to have a maritime element. Whereas a cave on the coast of Portugal is a totally different story. What it does suggest is that they were just as adaptable to their environment as HSS was.
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Re: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!

Post by Minimalist » Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:45 am

More news on the subject:

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-61839-w


Direct evidence of Neanderthal fibre technology and its cognitive and behavioral implications
Individual twisted fibres on stone tools from the Abri du Maras led to the hypothesis of Neanderthal string production in the past, but conclusive evidence was lacking. Here we show direct evidence of fibre technology in the form of a 3-ply cord fragment made from inner bark fibres on a stone tool recovered in situ from the same site. Twisted fibres provide the basis for clothing, rope, bags, nets, mats, boats, etc. which, once discovered, would have become an indispensable part of daily life. Understanding and use of twisted fibres implies the use of complex multi-component technology as well as a mathematical understanding of pairs, sets, and numbers. Added to recent evidence of birch bark tar, art, and shell beads, the idea that Neanderthals were cognitively inferior to modern humans is becoming increasingly untenable.
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Re: The Rehabilitation of HNS Continues Apace!

Post by circumspice » Mon Apr 13, 2020 3:16 pm

There's always a naysayer...

While John Shea, an anthropology professor at Stony Brook University, agrees that Neanderthals are a lot smarter than we stereotype them to be, he’s not 100 percent sure the species was responsible for this particular bit of thread. The time frame falls during an era where humans were also stomping around in what’s now modern-day France. Since we can’t time travel, there’s no way to know which early hominid did the twisting.

https://www.popsci.com/story/science/ne ... irculation
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