By Paul Jordan

Neanderthal guy has a mythical prestige. His stocky, bushy, human-like determine, with heavy forehead and receding chin, lumbers clumsily round in our collective mind's eye. yet can we comprehend who Neanderthal guy quite is? was once he our direct ancestor, or was once he probably a extra alien determine, no longer within the line of recent human descent in any respect, genetically very precise - the sufferer instead of the driver of the unfold of humankind around the globe? the unique Neanderthal bones have been unearthed to nice scholarly pleasure within the Neander valley in Germany within the mid-19th century. This paintings brings jointly all of the study into Homo sapiens neanderthalensis; into his international, his expertise, his lifestyle (and demise, even his beliefs), his origins and his courting with us.

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The ostracod family Macrocyprididae was common in the SO material, but usually rare in deep-sea samples of other oceans. The majority (*75%) of mollusc species were also unknown outside the SO, and wide-ranging Atlantic deep-sea species, such as the gastropod Benthonella tenella, were not collected (Brandt et al. 2007b). Polychaetes of the families Spionidae, Paraonidae, and Cirratulidae are usually common and species-rich in deep-sea areas of temperate latitudes, but only represented by few species in the SO deep sea.

A small number of Scientific Research Programmes (SRPs) was envisaged, with each SSG coordinating one major one. These SCAR SRPs effectively provide umbrellas or scientific fora in which Antarctic scientists, whose research is funded by their various national research agencies and mechanisms, can meet and communicate in order to more effectively coordinate and plan their research, and identify and achieve future and pressing research priorities. EBA, illustrated in Fig. 1, began taking shape in 2004–2005.

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