Neandertal energetics and foraging efficiency.

  title={Neandertal energetics and foraging efficiency.},
  author={Mark V Sorensen and William R Leonard},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  volume={40 6},
Mechanical interpretations of Neandertal skeletal robusticity suggest extremely high activity levels compared to modern humans. Such activity patterns imply high energy requirements; yet it has been argued that Neandertals were also inefficient foragers. The present study addresses this apparent conflict by estimating energy needs in Neandertals and then evaluating those estimates in the context of energetic and foraging data compiled for contemporary human foragers and nonhuman primates… CONTINUE READING


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