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New Evidence on the Role of Climate in Neanderthal Extinction
September 13, 2007
The mystery of what killed the Neanderthals has moved a step closer to resolution after an international study led by the University of Leeds, has ruled out one of the competing theories--catastrophic climate change--as the most likely cause. The bones of more than 400 Neanderthals have been found since the first discoveries were made in the early 19th century.
University of Leeds
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