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Are Neanderthals the real deal? If so, how do they relate to humans?

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Dave: Are Neanderthals real?

Jeff: Yes! The Neanderthal (or Neandertal) is an extinct member of the genus
Homo known, and found, in Europe and Asia.

Dave: A genus is just a way of classifying biological organisms.

Jeff: Right. Neanderthals are classified as a different species from homo-sapien
(us), but sometimes as a subspecies of Homo sapiens.

Dave: Generally, they lived between 30,000 years ago and 200,000 years ago.

Jeff: Compare that to us, we came around 100,000 years ago – so we existed
together.

Dave: They were much stronger than modern humans, having particularly strong
arms and hands. About same height.

Jeff: Here’s a cool fact…

Dave: Hit me!

Jeff: In 2010 a U.S. researcher reported finding cooked vegetable in the teeth of
a Neanderthal skull, contradicting the earlier belief that they were exclusively
carnivorous.

Dave: But the big question… are they in the Bible?

Jeff: Probably not.

Dave: And that’s okay, the goal of the Bible isn’t to teach Science, paleontology, or
archeology.


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