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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2018 9:36 p.m. PST


"A team of researchers from a number of European and American research institutions, including Northumbria University, Newcastle, have produced detailed new natural records from stalagmites that highlight changes in the European climate more than 40,000 years ago.

They found several cold periods that coincide with the timings of a near complete absence of archaeological artefacts from the Neanderthals, suggesting the impact that changes in climate had on the long-term survival of Neanderthal man…."
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Personal logo mrwigglesworth Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2018 5:40 a.m. PST

It's called fire. It's warm.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2018 7:36 a.m. PST

Are you suggesting that Neanderthals did not know how to make fire?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2018 10:37 a.m. PST



Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2018 10:45 a.m. PST

If a cold snap leads to a disappearance of evidence of Neanderthals, doesn't that just mean they moved? Like anyone would?

rmaker18 Nov 2018 12:46 p.m. PST

This theory comes up about every twenty-five years. We get a new crop of freshly minted archaeology PhD's who don't remember the last round, armed with new techniques which they think can prove their startling new insight.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2018 2:50 p.m. PST



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