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Those elusive Neanderthals

The 'how, where and when' of possible Neanderthal coexistence with Cro-Magnons, and their extinction, continue to exercise a varied community of researchers. The latest interpretations of the fossil and archaeological records were aired at two meetings.

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Figure 1: Climatic ups and downs in Europe.


  1. *Neanderthals and Modern Humans in Late Pleistocene Eurasia, Gibraltar, 16–19 August 2001; XIVth Congress Union Internationale des Sciences Préhistoriques et Protohistoriques (UISPP), Liège, 2–8 September 2001.


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Stringer, C., Davies, W. Those elusive Neanderthals. Nature 413, 791–792 (2001).

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