Climate change is made in some Neanderthals cannibals
Across Europe, there are more than 200 places where were found the remains of ancient Neanderthals, but the cave Mula Gvertsi in the south-east of France is very different from all the others. two adults, two teenagers and two children: In the 1990s, the remains of six ancient people were found there. Having studied the bones, paleontologists from the French National Center for Scientific Research concluded that thousands of years ago in the cave there was a terrible event - namely, the act of cannibalism. It is noteworthy that the ancient people had to go to the brutal actions due to climatic changes.
, found in the cave of the bones perfectly preserved, so paleontologists were able to identify each cut, and traces of bites and kicks. Only 120 bones were found, and they were mixed with the remains of animals. The fact that none of the remains was not in the anatomical relationship with one another, the scientists discovered a terrible picture - the ancient people's bodies were completely dismembered.
Traces of cuts distributed over 50% of human remains, and distributed throughout the skeleton of the skull and the lower jaw to the phalanges. Parts of the skeleton suggests that they have been damaged only after the Neanderthals were killed.
The suggestion of cannibalism is hypothetical, but the evidence suggests that Neanderthals could easily kill each other. Killed individual lived during the abrupt climate changes from cold to warm. Warming has led to an increase in sea level, the transformation of plants and animals, as well as other changes. Ancient people were clearly not ready for them, and could not satisfy his hunger due to lack of protein. Likely to survive, they could go even relatives of the murder.
The researchers believe that Neanderthals did not turn into bloodthirsty monsters. Their actions could be forced, and is a severe response to nutritional stress due to climate change.
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