Similar cranial trauma prevalence among Neanderthals and Upper Palaeolithic modern humans

@article{Beier2018SimilarCT,
  title={Similar cranial trauma prevalence among Neanderthals and Upper Palaeolithic modern humans},
  author={Judith Beier and N. Anthes and J. Wahl and K. Harvati},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2018},
  volume={563},
  pages={686-690}
}
Neanderthals are commonly depicted as leading dangerous lives and permanently struggling for survival. This view largely relies on the high incidences of trauma that have been reported1,2 and have variously been attributed to violent social behaviour3,4, highly mobile hunter-gatherer lifestyles2 or attacks by carnivores5. The described Neanderthal pattern of predominantly cranial injuries is further thought to reflect violent encounters with large prey mammals, resulting from the use of close… Expand
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