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Calorie Count Reveals Neandertals Out-Ate Hardiest Modern Hunters

Science  11 Feb 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5711, pp. 840
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5711.840a

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NEW YORK CITY-- Top Neandertal experts gathered from 27 to 29 January for an invitation-only conference sponsored by New York University and the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. A paleoanthropologist calculated basal metabolic rate and daily calorie needs of Neandertals and found them to be even greater than those of modern people who hunt game near an ice front.