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Neanderthal - Knuckle-dragger or Stand-Up Guy?
"When most people think of Neanderthal, they picture an unintelligent, hairy brute who wrestles dinosaurs. Ongoing research has taught us that these ideas are more the product of Hollywood than of science. This quiz should clear up some misconceptions."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Neanderthal belongs to what species?
Homo sapiens neanderthalensis
What type of predator did Neanderthal NOT have to worry about?
Where did Neanderthal get its name?
From the man who discovered the remains
From the type of tools they used
From the physical characteristics of the skull
From the valley where the remains were first found
What physical traits were NOT characteristic of Neanderthal?
Bent knees, heads jutting forward on their necks
Large skull cavities
Fossil finds have shown that Neanderthals did all of the following EXCEPT:
Care for their sick and injured
Build wooden huts for shelter
In 2006, two anthropology professors rocked the academic world with a theory about the lifestyles of the Neanderthal. What was this radical theory?
Women took an active role in hunting large game
DNA linked Neanderthals to modern humans
Neanderthal men and women lived separately, only coming together to mate
Ritual burials proved Neanderthals practiced mummification
In what continent have Neanderthal fossils never been found?
Neanderthal overlapped in time and territory with modern humans.
Speech for a Neanderthal was physically impossible.
Neanderthal remains show evidence of the following types of injuries:
All of these
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