“More than his loss of a forearm, bad limp and other injuries, his deafness would have made him easy prey for the ubiquitous carnivores in his environment and dependent on other members of his social group for survival,” said Erik Trinkaus, study co-author and professor of anthropology in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis.
Fellow Neanderthals did not eat him either, even during hard times.
“The debilities of Shanidar 1, and especially his hearing loss, thereby reinforce the basic humanity of these much maligned archaic humans, the Neanderthals,” said Trinkaus, the Mary Tileston Hemenway Professor. Paper. (public access) – Erik Trinkaus, Sébastien Villotte. External auditory exostoses and hearing loss in the Shanidar 1 Neandertal. PLOS ONE, 2017; 12 (10): e0186684 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186684 More.
It’s still legal to stop listening to Darwinists.
See also: Neanderthal genes promote daytime napping and smoking 😉 😉 (and gambling and watching soap operas… ) 😉 😉
Neanderthal Man: The long-lost relative turns up again, this time with documents
A deep and abiding need for Neanderthals to be stupid. Why?