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The timing and spatiotemporal patterning of Neanderthal disappearance

Higham, Thomas F. G.; Douka, K; Wood, Rachel; Bronk Ramsey, C.; Brock, Fiona; Bassell, Fiona; Camps, M; Arrizabalaga, Alvaro; Baena, Javier; Barroso-Ruiz, Cecillio; Bergman, Christopher; Boitard, Coralie


The timing of Neanderthal disappearance and the extent to which they overlapped with the earliest incoming anatomically modern humans (AMHs) in Eurasia are key questions in palaeoanthropology1,2. Determining the spatiotemporal relationship between the two populations is crucial if we are to understand the processes, timing and reasons leading to the disappearance of Neanderthals and the likelihood of cultural and genetic exchange. Serious technical challenges, however, have hindered reliable...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature
DOI: 10.1038/nature13621


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