Saturday, 7 February 2015

Neanderthals disappeared from the Iberian Peninsula earlier than in the rest of Europe

Neanderthals disappeared from the Iberian Peninsula earlier than in the rest of Europe

Until a few months ago different scientific articles, including those published in 'Nature', dated the disappearance of the Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) from Europe at around 40,000 years ago. However, a new study shows that these hominids could have disappeared before then in the Iberian Peninsula, closer to 45,000 years ago. Reconstruction of a Neanderthal [Credit: Fabio Fogliazza/Human Evolution Museum (MEH)-Junta de... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

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