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You are quite right in assuming that Neanderthals were cold adapted, all authorities agree they were and probably to a greater extent than rival modern humans. There is no evidence that the climate during the ice age was too cold for Neanderthals, but that doesn't necessarily mean it had nothing to do with their demise. The coming of the ice age meant that ...


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First things first, the reasons for the Neandertal(N) extinction are not known definitely. There is though no evidence of violence (*). There is an overlap in Europe of N and anatomically modern humans (AMH) of several thousand years, even if N find sites are limited to the Mousterien industry alone. This is a conservative limit because N may have used more ...


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