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A Postcard From the Neandertal Valley

Postcard Showing Reconstruction of a Neanderthal Man wearing Modern Clothing at the Neandertal Valley Neanderthal Museum, Permission to Display Image Granted by the Neanderthal Museum and Tim Skellet, Copyright Neanderthal Museum

I received a postcard from Tim Skellet who recently visited the Neanderthal Museum in the Neandertal Valley in Germany. This is where Professor Johann Fuhlrott first named the species Homo Neanderthalensis after examining the remains of the Neanderthal1 specimen discovered there. Johann Fuhlrott is considered to be the founder of palaeoanthropology. Neanderthals were a distinct species that are thought to have become extinct around 24,000 years ago but have passed on their DNA to modern human populations. Recent DNA analysis of Neanderthal remains has shown how they differed from modern humans but also the significant similarity we share.

Checkout Tim Skellet’s blog here where he is writing about his current trip to Tanzania.

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The Neanderthals – Blog Resources (Last Updated 7.4.12)

New Video on Neanderthal-Human Comparison Including Neanderthal Documentary

Did Neanderthals Teach Our Human Ancestors the Art of Cave Painting?

Review of John Hawks Blog

July 2011 News: Neanderthals in the News

What are the Implications of the Sequencing of the Neanderthal Genome?

A Draft Sequence of the Neanderthal Genome: Review Part 5

A Draft Sequence of the Neanderthal Genome: Review Part 4

A Draft Sequence of the Neanderthal Genome: Review Part 3

A Draft Sequence of the Neanderthal Genome: Review Part 2

A Draft Sequence of the Neanderthal Genome: Review Part 1

News Round-Up: May 2010. Neanderthal Special

Were Neanderthals Smarter than us?

Were Neanderthals Smarter than us? Update 26th August 2008

Book Review: The Humans Who Went Extinct

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New Video on Neanderthal-Human Comparison Including Neanderthal Documentary

I’ve just created a new video on YouTube comparing modern humans and Neanderthals and including a UNESCO documentary. YouTube has an impressive feature which lets you remix videos. The videos need to have a Creative Commons License and a relatively small percentage of the videos on YouTube fit this criterion. However UNESCO have been particularly generous in this regards and have assigned a Creative Commons license to many of their videos to facilitate this approach (see Appendix). The Neanderthals were a distinct species and the evidence suggests that they interbred with our ancestors at several points and contribute to about 5% of our genome. The story of human-Neanderthal interactions is complex but increasingly elucidated by archaeological studies.

Appendix – Related Posts

#3 Ways UNESCO Made it Easier to Understand Human History

Did Neanderthals Teach Our Human Ancestors the Art of Cave Painting?

Review of John Hawks Blog

July 2011 News: Neanderthals in the News

What are the Implications of the Sequencing of the Neanderthal Genome?

A Draft Sequence of the Neanderthal Genome: Review Part 5

A Draft Sequence of the Neanderthal Genome: Review Part 4

A Draft Sequence of the Neanderthal Genome: Review Part 3

A Draft Sequence of the Neanderthal Genome: Review Part 2

A Draft Sequence of the Neanderthal Genome: Review Part 1

News Round-Up: May 2010. Neanderthal Special

Were Neanderthals Smarter than us?

Were Neanderthals Smarter than us? Update 26th August 2008

Book Review: The Humans Who Went Extinct

An index of the site can be found here. The page contains links to all of the articles in the blog in chronological order. Twitter: You can follow ‘The Amazing World of Psychiatry’ Twitter by clicking on this link. Podcast: You can listen to this post on Odiogo by clicking on this link (there may be a small delay between publishing of the blog article and the availability of the podcast). It is available for a limited period. TAWOP Channel: You can follow the TAWOP Channel on YouTube by clicking on this link. Responses: If you have any comments, you can leave them below or alternatively e-mail justinmarley17@yahoo.co.uk. Disclaimer: The comments made here represent the opinions of the author and do not represent the profession or any body/organisation. The comments made here are not meant as a source of medical advice and those seeking medical advice are advised to consult with their own doctor. The author is not responsible for the contents of any external sites that are linked to in this blog.