yaakov asked in Social ScienceAnthropology · 2 months ago

Does Neanderthal extinction have any instinctual basis in anti-African racism?

does the extinction of the neanderthal have any instinctual basis in anti african racism?

5 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    No, racism is much more recent. 

    I would say modern anti African racism came with the beginning of race-based slavery in the 16th century. Prior to the Atlantic trade the battlefield decided. The winner enslaved the defeated even if they were both Greek for example.

    Sometimes in ancient Egypt slavery could be a legal sentence. You could be sentenced to years of slavery for unpaid debts regardless your ethnicity. 

    If you tend to equal African and black skin, you might consider Upper (mostly black skinned) and Lower (white, brown) Egypt alternatively united, in conflicts, reunited etc.

    A Pharaoh Ramesses' account of a 13th century BC battle in Nubia would sound so racist by modern standards that it would  be banned. 

    However, it wasn't anti African, it was Africans vs Africans 

  • 2 months ago

    No. Research indicates the selection for the light-skin alleles of genes in Europeans is comparatively recent, having occurred later than 20,000 years ago and perhaps as recently as 12,000 to 6,000 years ago. In the 1970s, Luca Cavalli-Sforza suggested that the selective sweep that rendered light skin ubiquitous in Europe might be correlated with the advent of farming and thus have taken place only around 6,000 years ago; This scenario found support in a 2014 analysis of mesolithic (7,000 years old) hunter-gatherer DNA from La Braña, Spain, which showed a version of these genes not corresponding with light skin color. In 2015 researchers analysed for light skin genes in the DNA of 94 ancient skeletons ranging from 8,000 to 3,000 years old from Europe and Russia. They found c. 8,000-year-old hunter-gatherers in Spain, Luxembourg, and Hungary were dark skinned while similarly aged hunter gatherers in Sweden were light skinned (having predominately derived alleles of SLC24A5, SLC45A2 and also HERC2/OCA2). Neolithic farmers entering Europe at around the same time were intermediate, being nearly fixed for the derived SLC24A5 variant but only having the derived SLC45A2 allele in low frequencies. The SLC24A5 variant spread very rapidly throughout central and southern Europe from about 8,000 years ago, whereas the light skin variant of SLC45A2 spread throughout Europe after 5,800 years ago.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Europeans evolved from Africans who left Africa 60,000 years ago. Their ancestors were Cro-Magnon man, and Cro Magnon likely caused the extinction of Neanderthals through competition and warfare. There is one Neanderthal fossil with a wound that is consistent with being hit by a spear that was thrown from a long distance, and Neanderthals do not throw spears, so scientists interpret the wound as evidence of murder by moden humans.

    Scientific evidence shows that some Europeans still had dark skin as recently as about 5,000 years ago, when Middle Eastern farmers migrated back to Europe after the invention of agriculture. The ancestors of Middle East folks migrated from Europe during the height of the last ice age 24,000 years ago. Modern Europeans do not just discriminate against Africans, they also discriminate against Asians, even though many of them have skin tones as light as Europeans. Therefore it would not appear that Neanderthals or their extinction had anything to do with racial discrimination. .

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    How would that work? Neanderthals weren't all 1 color, and Homo sapiens were all dark. No color genes passed between species. You realize this was like 50,000 years ago?

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  • 2 months ago

    No.  Racism is taught, and it can be untaught.  Unfortunately, that takes brains and willpower, so most racists are f ucked.

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