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Germany 2006 "150
years of descovery of Neandertaler"
Germany 2006 "150 years of descovery of Neandertaler"
Issue Date 10.08.2006 ID Michel: Scott: Stanley Gibbons: Yvert: UPU: Category: An Author Annegret Ehmke, Munich Stamps in set 1 Value Euro 2.20 Size (width x height) 46mm x 27,32mm Layout MS of 10 stamps Products FDC x1 MC MS x1 Paper stroke, white, fluoresce, special post papper DP 2 Perforation Print Technique Multicolor offset print Printed by Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Wertpapierdruckerei Leipzig Quantity Issuing Authority Deutsche Post
1856 was found in the Neander Valley near Dsseldorf remains of the skull and other skeletal parts of a Urmenschenart, which was then named after the place "Neanderthal". The news was a worldwide sensation. The comparison with other finds of similar fossils showed that the Neanderthals about 130,000 years ago from lived until about 30,000 years ago. But they were not direct ancestors of modern man (Homo sapiens), but a parallel, independent of men. Her body was built stronger than that of modern humans. Neanderthals lived in communities and used tools and hunting weapons. Why they became extinct, is still not known.
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