Small and isolated: ecology and fragmentation of Neanderthals

  title={Small and isolated: ecology and fragmentation of Neanderthals},
  author={M. Melchionna},
introduction Neanderthals lived in Eurasia alongside anatomically modern humans (AMHs). The oldest evidence of a Neanderthal population was found at Zuttiyeh (Israel), with an age around 200,000 years ago, Tabun (Mount Carmel, Israel) around 150,000 years (Grun et al., 1991) and Altamura (Italy) at around 150,000 years (Lari et al., 2015). Neanderthals present unique morphological characteristics that make them very different from AMHs. They had a large nasal cavity, reduced chin, and short… Expand
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