Because Neanderthals lived in a land of abundant limestone caves, which preserve bones well, and where there has been a long history of prehistoric research, they are better known than any other archaic human group.
Neanderthal skeletons have been found in caves and shelters across Europe, in Southwest Asia, and eastward to Uzbekistan in Central Asia, providing abundant skeletal remains and associated archaeological material for understanding these prehistoric humans.
The Neanderthals are now known from several hundred individuals, represented by remains varying from isolated teeth to virtually complete skeletons.
To the feminist anthropologist, the recent attention shift toward cougars can be explained by the increased scholastic and financial independence of women in the past few decades.
Women of all ages and marital statuses are no longer tied to their male counterparts.
Are cougars a recent phenomenon or a long-standing tradition?
Cultural ecologists and feminist anthropologists have different opinions.
The changes between Neanderthal ancestors and the Neanderthals themselves highlight their characteristics.
Brain size gradually increased to reach modern human volumes relative to body mass, although Neanderthal brains and braincases tended to be somewhat longer and lower than those of modern humans.
Only after World War II were the errors in this perception of Neanderthals recognized, and the Neanderthals have since come to be viewed as quite close evolutionarily to modern humans.
This latter view has been reflected in the frequent inclusion of the Neanderthals within the species .
To increase the chances of conception, the middle-aged woman responds by having more sex.