“German” Neanderthals Altered Ecosystem 125,000 Years Ago, Study ShowsTuesday 21st December 2021
“German” Neanderthals Altered Ecosystem 125,000 Years Ago, Study Shows
Archaeologists from Leiden University in the Netherlands have released the results of a study that proves Neanderthals altered ecosystems in significant ways. The evidence was found in a spot Neanderthals occupied in Germany, approximately 125,000 years ago during the Last Interglacial Period. In the past, it was assumed that modern humans were the only species to ever clear large sections of land to make them more usable or habitable. But this fresh analysis, which was released on December 15 in the journal Science Advances, shows that this was not the case. Long before agricultural needs motivated such actions by humans, Neanderthals were doing the same thing, and giving themselves a survival advantage in the process. Neanderthals altered ecosystems just like we did and still do and so they become more like us than unlike us with each decade that passes .
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