Dining with NeanderthalsGAMBIER, Ohio (September 13, 2011)
Big-game hunting was a part of life for a hungry Neanderthal man, but he was clever enough to also dine on small game, birds, fish, mollusks, and plants.
Bruce Hardy, associate professor of anthropology and a noted expert on Neanderthal culture, was published recently in PLoS ONE, an international, peer-reviewed, online publication published by the Public Library of Science at www.plosone.org.
"Neanderthals are often defined by their extinction," Hardy wrote. "Because they went extinct, they must have been doing something wrong. However, as evidence continues to mount that shows that Neanderthals practiced what has been considered an exclusively modern human behavior ... it is important to remember that Neanderthals prospered for over 200,000 years."