the usual suspects .....
Homo sapiens may have been responsible for butchering Neanderthals in the Stone Age. Evidence for this theory has been found on a jawbone in France. The bone was covered in cut marks similar to those found when humans stripped the flesh from animals.
Neanderthal man evolved in Europe around 300,000 years ago. It's believed that they survived several ice ages and interglacial periods before dying out around 30,000 years ago, at almost the same time as human beings arrived on the continent from Africa. Some scientists believe Neanderthals couldn't compete with Homo Sapiens for the scarce resources of the times, whereas other researchers believe that Neanderthals were more susceptible to the impact of climate change.
However, a recent discovery at Les Rois in south-west France has provided some evidence for a compelling and controversial argument that has been published in a study in the Journal of Anthropological Sciences. The discovery was a Neanderthal jawbone that seems to have been butchered by modern humans. The leader of the research team, Fernando Rozzi of Paris's Centre National de la Récherche Scientifique, believes the flesh was eaten by humans and the teeth used for a necklace.
Gus still pushes to his grand theory that our individual consciousness - born from the original soup of enzymes evolved into RNA, then DNA - is greater than that of the entire universe. The universe cannot see us, we have cognition of the universe ...
It is a powerful state of being that we muck up daily with our petty squabbles - squabbles that we started with our cousins, the Neanderthals ... and we're still destroying our other natural companions, most of whom have cognition of place and environment, but we deny them the right. We're the only species with the tools and the stupidity to destroy our space and that of the others ... when will we ever grow up?
Since the article above was published, other hypothesis were made, such as the possibility of inter-"species" copulation that eventually led to the disapearance of the Neanderthals, and modern humans may all have a bit of Neanderthal genes by the process... Who knows. But humans have evolved from the ape ancestors nonetheless.