Classifications

Homo neanderthalensis

Name:
Homo neanderthalensis
Parent:
Homo
Age:
0.0 - 0.0 Ma
Time periods:
Calabrian, Pleistocene
Cultures:
Aurignacian, Chatelperronian, Gravettian, Mousterian
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Ancestors

Homo neanderthalensis

species

Children

Denisova Neandertal Toe (Denisova 5)

Denisova Neandertal Toe (Denisova 5)

Neanderthals also known as NeandertalsHomo neanderthalensis or Homo sapiens neanderthalensis are an extinct species or subspecies of prehistoric humans who lived in parts of Europe and Asia until sometime less than 40,000 years ago. There are many theories about what caused the extinction of Neanderthals. It's hypothesized that  factors such as small population size, inbreeding, disease and climate fluctuations were possible contributors. Some research has also hypothesized that modern humans replaced Neanderthals by out competing them for resources. Others have hypothesized that modern humans inter-bread and eventually replaced Neanderthals genetically. It is likely that some combination of many of these factors over thousands of years lead to their population decline and eventual extinction.[1]

Sites

NameAge MinAge Max
Abric Romani44000110000
Antoliñako Koba
Arbreda
Axlor4200042000
Castillo
Denisova Cave41590216900
Ekain1200030600
El Mirón Cave
El Sidron3730049000
Esquilleu
Laetoli34000003700000
Lezetxiki (Labeko Koba)
Molodova I40000
Pena de Candamo
Roca Dels Bous5000050000
Sima de las Palomas
Zafarraya

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Cited References

  1. 1.

    Neanderthal

    Wikipedia

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