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 (nē-ăn′dər-thôl′, -tôl′, nā-än′dər-täl′)
1. also Ne·an·der·tal (-tôl′, -täl′)
a. A species of extinct hominins (Homo neanderthalensis) that lived throughout most of Europe and western and central Asia during the late Pleistocene Epoch until about 30,000 years ago. Members of this species had a large skull and stocky build and are associated with Middle Paleolithic tools.
b. An individual belonging to this species.
2. Slang A crude, boorish, or slow-witted person.
1. also Ne·an·der·tal (-tôl′, -täl′) Of, having to do with, or resembling Neanderthals.
2. Slang Crude, boorish, or slow-witted.

[After Neanderthal (Neandertal), a valley of western Germany near Düsseldorf where remains of these humans were found in 1856.]

Ne·an′der·thal′oid′ (-thô′loid′, -tô′-, -tä′-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Neandertal - extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western AsiaNeandertal - extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia
genus Homo - type genus of the family Hominidae
human, human being, homo, man - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
Adj.1.Neandertal - relating to or belonging to or resembling Neanderthal man; "Neanderthal skull"
2.neandertal - ill-mannered and coarse and contemptible in behavior or appearance; "was boorish and insensitive"; "the loutish manners of a bully"; "her stupid oafish husband"; "aristocratic contempt for the swinish multitude"
unrefined - (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"
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Una interesante objecion presentada por uno de los revisores de Zephyrus plantea: a su juicio, podria haber sucedido que las capacidades computacionales neandertales fueran superiores a lo que revelan los disenos geometricos producidos por ellos, pero que la sociedad neandertal no hubiera producido disenos mas complejos por carecer de las motivaciones simbolicas para hacerlos.
Archaeologists have found the bones of hunted animals, stone tools used by Neandertals, and even the skeleton of a Neandertal infant.
Esto viene a respaldar la teoria de que la Neandertal fue una especie distinta a la humana.
From a time much closer to our own and yet still part of the Ice Age Paleolithic, a Neandertal man testifies to the compassion of his era.
NYSE:A), and other prestigious institutions worldwide have shown that DNA capture techniques can greatly enable the sequencing of ancient Neandertal DNA, providing new insight into the nature of these prehistoric hominids.
Hasta el mes pasado se consideraba que en terminos generales la cadena evolutiva del ser humano iba en una direccion lineal, en la que si bien hubo otros hornos, como el neandertal y el hobbit, que se extinguieron, habia una progresion en el desarrollo fisico de los individuos.
The Old Man of La Chapelle was the first relatively complete Neandertal skeleton ever found.
Contract notice: 47-14-0043; a 3, track rehabilitation, renewal of the road crossings of the neandertal bridge and small bridge repair work of the a 3 btw.
Matthias Meyer said that the fact that the mtDNA of the Sima de los Huesos hominin shares a common ancestor with Denisovan rather than Neandertal mtDNAs is unexpected since its skeletal remains carry Neandertal-derived features.
It remains unclear, and probably untestable, to what extent these populations were inbred, but close genetic relationships have been suggested for one Neandertal sample and some Upper Paleolithic burial groups," Trinkhaus and his colleagues wrote.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- There are precious few Neandertal skeletons available to science.
When scientists produced the first version of the Neandertal genome, they said it was very unlikely that Neandertals and humans had ever interbred.