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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2018 9:29 p.m. PST

"The transition from Neanderthals to modern humans in Europe occurred during a period of recurring cold climate cycles. In a new study, a team of researchers from Germany, Austria, Romania, the United States and the United Kingdom examined climate records from Carpathian stalagmites covering a period from 44,000 to 40,000 years ago, and compared the data to archaeological records of Neanderthal artifacts. They found that archaeological layers devoid of Neanderthal tools occurred at around the same time as cold periods. The findings appear in the Proceedings of the Natural Academy of Sciences.

Neanderthals were skilled hunters and had learned how to control fire, but they had a less diverse diet than modern humans, living largely on meat from the animals they had successfully pursued. These food sources would naturally become scarce during colder periods, making Neanderthals more vulnerable to rapid environmental change…."
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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2018 9:59 p.m. PST

Should have switched to wind and solar power earlier, and enacted onerous carbon taxes.

Wooly mammoth tartar, anyone?

Cacique Caribe11 Sep 2018 1:55 a.m. PST




ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 3:23 a.m. PST

LOL Dan you crack me up!

Dn Jackson11 Sep 2018 5:09 a.m. PST

Seriously Dan? C'mon man, get real. It was all the Neanderthal SUVs that caused. Jeez.

Cacique Caribe11 Sep 2018 5:32 a.m. PST

Ha! I like this one too:


Well, my wife keeps telling me to watch the film Carbon (2017), which is supposed to be about a con artist who comes up with some carbon tax scam.



Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 6:00 a.m. PST

I think it was dinosaur farts.

Personal logo Dschebe Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 6:18 a.m. PST

I think you are right Doug


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 11:24 a.m. PST



Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 1:29 p.m. PST

The stone age did not end because they run out of stones,

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP11 Sep 2018 2:02 p.m. PST

Great comics!

Thanks for sharing.

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