The Real Cause Of The Neanderthal Extinction

Experts have uncovered new fossils that suggest a different explanation as to how Neanderthals were wiped off the Earth. Initial theories suggested that it was the Homo sapiens who drove them away, which led to their extinction. 

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Thanks to a child’s tooth and some stone tools unearthed in southern France, scientists have discovered that Homo sapiens was in western Europe about 54,000 years ago.

But what does this mean for the Neanderthals? Well, the discovery actually suggests that the two prehistoric species could actually have coexisted for a long period of time.

Read more about the discovery here. 

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Source: neatorama

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