Many scientists and people alike think that Neadnerthals are the closest species to us ever but is that true. Neanderthals maybe closer to us then Erectus/Ergaster than or any other species but what about Heidelbergs (Homo Heildelbergenis)? Both Neanderthals and Sapiens (us) came from Heidelbergs and because of this I think we might actually be closer to Heidelbergs. Neanderthals for one evolved into different people than us and on top of all that Heidelbergs look closer to us. Neanderthals may have more intelligence than Heidelbergs but Heidelbergs looks more closely like us. For one they are taller and not as stocky as Neanderthals and their facial feautres look more like us.
Furthermore Heidelbergs may also be the Neanderthals closest reletive too as well as our closest reletive. What do you think?
Note that extinction is defined as “no longer breeding in nature.” It is possible that a species can be extinct while organisms of that species still live. Also, this means that if a population of an extinct species held in a zoo is released back into the wild, as soon as those released organism reproduce, they come back from extinction.
Hi, I couldn’t understand on what basis U R getting their closeness is it evolution ar just similarity……….. If evolution is the basis how can neander s be closer than Heidelbergs ? I M also confused. I think, we just can n’t comment on how closer the species R unless we get statistics of similar and different characters And the weightage given to each one from the evolution pt. of view.
If we just want to know how similar they R then only statistics of similar and different characters is sufficient.