Neanderthal diets: follow-up
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Neanderthal diets: follow-up

After last week’s post on the question of Neanderthal diets (in which it is suggested that they ate a diet heavy in meat, including meat which had been rotting for some days), anthropologyglobal asked an excellent question I have some┬ápotential answers for: What about the odour? How did they have anything so odorous? First of … Continue reading

Neanderthal diets
Anthropology / Biology / Science

Neanderthal diets

There’s much that still puzzles scientists about Neanderthals, despite all the advances we’ve made in sequencing their genomes and reconstructing how they might have lived. One of those mysteries is the high level of an isotope called nitrogen-15 in their remains. To understand the mystery, first you have to understand about isotopes. Isotopes are slightly … Continue reading