Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


26 May 2011

Neanderthals died out earlier than thought: Study

Jennifer Viegas, Discovery News, 9-5-2011

Neanderthals may have died out 10,000 years earlier than is commonly believed, suggests new dating of the remains of a Neanderthal infant. The finding, published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, may revise the present Neanderthal timeline. It’s commonly believed that Neanderthals from what is now Russia died out around 30,000 years ago. The latest discovery could push back the Neanderthal extinction, at least for this region, to 39,700 years ago, which was the age of the infant’s fossil.

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