Science Catches Up!? Neanderthal Compassion Quantified

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 14 March 2018


Health, Fitness, & Human Culture
Science Catches Up!?

Neanderthal Compassion Quantified

Compassion helped Neanderthals to survive, new study reveals,
University of York, March 12, 2018.

"...compassionate and knowledgeable response to injury and illness."

"Most of the individuals archaeologists know about had a severe injury of some kind, with detailed pathologies highlighting a range of debilitating conditions and injuries."

"...suggest they were genuinely caring of their peers, regardless of the level of illness or injury, rather than helping others out of self-interest."


I recognized the depth of social ties in Neanderthal groups as an obvious conclusion of reported medical histories on October 24th, 2017, after observing the medical condition of the elder Neanderthal in article below;


Neanderthal Society?

Nope, they had stronger than modern links & community

Did they Cheat Each Other, too?
No, old corpse reveals amazing social cohesion


Our predatory, our cheating social behavior shows us "moderns" to be the barbarians, not the Neanderthal.



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