De mens ontstond buiten Europa. ongeveer 4.5 miljoen jaar geleden verschenen de eerste mensachtigen in Afrika. Ze zouden zich ontwikkelen tot Homo Erectus En 1.75 miljoen jaar geleden betraden ze Europa. Engeland betraden ze 800.000 jaar geleden. In Europa ontwikkelde ze zich tot Neanderthaler, een mensensoort geheel aangepast aan ons klimaat.
“Raspberry girl” died 5000 years ago - here is how she looked. Falbygdens museum has recreated the woman’s face. With the help of a doll-maker and modern technology her face was re -created for an exhibition on “Raspberry girl´s” last time in life. 1943 found the bones in Rogestorps bog outside Falköping, Sweden. It showed that “Raspberry girl” died a violent death for 5000 years ago and the name came about because she was found with stomach full of raspberry seeds.
"Neanderthal large eyes 'made them extinct.'" A study (published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B Journal) shows that Neanderthal skulls indicate they had larger eyes than Homo Sapiens. This suggests that more of their brain was devoted to seeing and less to high-level processing, contributing to their extinction. Video here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21759233
Did you know? Neanderthals were ice-age Europeans who flourished between 200,000 and 30,000 years ago, shared about 99.84 per cent of their DNA with us, life expectancy was low with few reaching the age of 35 and may have suffering from the same problems modern humans face such as schizophrenia.
Meet the ancestors: French exhibit reveals prehistoric faces
Once depicted as brutal, grunting, slouching sub-humans, Neanderthals are now known to have had brains as large as ours and their own distinct culture. They buried their dead, tended their sick and co-existed with our own ancestors in Europe for thousands of years before becoming extinct just as modern humans flourished and began to spread throughout the continent. This list looks at ten of the most persistent myths about Homo neanderthalensis.