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2011-05-11 06:35:00

Researchers have new evidence that suggest Neanderthals died out much earlier than previously thought, and possibly before modern humans arrived. Carbon-dated Neanderthal remains from a cave in the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains in Russia were found to be 10,000 years older than previous research had suggested. The new evidence contradicts the popular theory that Neanderthals and modern humans interacted for thousands of years before the archaic species became extinct. Instead, the...

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2008-09-23 14:15:00

Experts now believe Neanderthals may have enjoyed a wide range of foods and a much broader menu than had previously been supposed. Cave excavations in Gibraltar showed that they were once occupied by the ancient humans show they ate seal and dolphin when they could get hold of the animals. Evidence even indicates that mussels were warmed to open their shells. The findings contrast the popular view that Neanderthals ate a diet utterly dominated by meat from land animals. Such findings provide...

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2006-09-13 12:55:00

NEW YORK - Neanderthals survived for thousands of years longer than scientists thought, with small lingering bands finding refuge in a massive cave near the southern tip of Spain, new research suggests. The work contends that Neanderthals were using a cave in Gibraltar at least 2,000 years later than their presence had been firmly documented anywhere before, researchers said. "Maybe these are the last ones," said Clive Finlayson of The Gibraltar Museum, who reported the findings Wednesday...