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GUEST,hg BS: Paleolithic Diet in Manhattan (44) RE: BS: Paleolithic Diet in Manhattan 14 Jan 10

Also there is no evidence that neanderthals had any tools to process grains or plants They probably did gather but there is no indication that they had division of labor which the anthropologists believe was a plus in the rise of homo sapiens. Homo sapiens also seemed to have lived in larger groups which was a plus in survival. Gorge and starve was definitely a part of neanderthal life, I think. Gathering would have been of nuts, berries, and fruits as well as shellfish and fish with spears. But modern man, who supplanted neanderthal about 20 to 40 thousand years ago processed grains and the need for meat became less. Neanderthals may have cooked their meat since they had fire. NO indication that they had drying techniques. I think that is largely considered to be a skill of modern hunter gatherers.

The latest research supports the notion that many neanderthals were light skinned, and possibly had red hair and freckles because of their need to process vitamin D in the cold climates. They also may have worn shell jewelry and used pigments, probably took long sleeps as well to conserve calories. They needed up to five thousand calories a day to live in the cold climates.

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