Sunday, October 20, 2013

Last Neanderthals Found on Jersey Shore?

Archaeologists found geological deposits in the Channel island of Jersey which they believed may be the lost site of the last Neanderthals. Their discovery suggests that the Homo neanderthalensis became extinct later than we thought.

Researchers from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London led by Dr. Matt Pope unearthed archaeological findings which scientists thought were lost 100 years ago when the site was first discovered.

The team was at a cave on Jersey's southeastern shore, named La Cotte de St. Brelade, to check a certain area of the cavern when they inadvertently stumbled upon the site containing substantial amount of Neanderthal stones.

These deposits, which preserved 2,500 decades of archaeological proof of Neanderthal life and climate, date back to the last Ice Age which forced their last species to extinction. This is the only archaeological remains of Neanderthals available in Northwestern Europe.

This discovery is very significant as it will allow scientists to study the last of the Neanderthals and to consider the possibility of them living among our own species before the last of the Neanderthal population became extinct.

I'm pretty sure they're still among us...

Linked by William Teach at Pirate's Cove in his weekly "Sorta Blogless Sunday Pinup." Wombat-Socho has the giant make up Veteran's Day Rule 5 post "Rule 5 Sunday: Double-Stuf Veterans Day Weekend Edition", containing two weeks of Rule 5 links (3 for me, Thank you, Wombat) up at The Other McCain.

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