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Amazing Neanderthal face reconstruction with and without beard after discovery
November 8, 2023
Scientists have generated a new reconstruction of a Neanderthal’s face following an incredible discovery.
Boffins now believe skeletal remains, originally thought to be of a homosapien or modern man, are actually a Neanderthal. Neanderthal went extinct around 40,000 years ago.
The remains were discovered in 1908 by a group of Catholic priests inside a commune known as La Chapelle-aux-Saint, in South-Central France. They dubbed the remains “old man” as he was missing several of his teeth.
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Many of the bones had hallmark traits of a Neanderthal – such as an oversized brow ridge and large eye orbits. Prompting tests by experts at the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Anthropology – 115 years later, according to eFossils.
Forensic artists have created a digital likeness of the man. He is believed to have been around age 40 at the time of his death – living sometimes between 47,000 and 56,000 years ago.
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It comes following claims that depression could be the result of a romance your ancestors had 60,000 years ago, according to a new study.
Researchers initially unveiled at a conference presented by the Italian Ministry of Culture last month.
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Humans and a now-extinct sub-species, the Denisovans, met in Asia with researchers now reckoning that a gene variant from that cross-breeding could be the key to understanding our moods. People who have that variety have lower levels of zinc in their bodies.
Zinc levels are increasingly thought to be associated with happiness levels, with boffins now reckoning that a gene from the Denisovans, a sister species of the Neanderthals, has “implications for the transport of zinc within a cell.”
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