Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis


Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis

A subspecies of Homo Sapiens. Homo Sapiens Neanderthalensis is thought to have evolved from Homo Erectus about 100,000 years ago in Europe and the Middle East. This highly intelligent subspecies cultivated an involved culture that included elaborate funeral rituals, burying their dead with ornaments, caring for the sick, and making tools for domestic use and for protection. Homo sapiens neanderthalensis disappeared about 35,000 to 40,000 years ago, in all likelihood as a result of violent conflict with Homo sapiens sapiens (the subspecies of contemporary humans).

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