Whither the Neanderthals?

  title={Whither the Neanderthals?},
  author={R. Klein},
  pages={1525 - 1527}
  • R. Klein
  • Published 2003
  • History
  • Science
  • Thousands of Neanderthal fossils and artifacts are known, making Neanderthals the best-characterized fossil humans. It is becoming increasingly clear that the Neanderthals and their modern human successors did not mix and that the Neanderthals are an extinct side branch of humanity. Yet, as [Klein][1] explains in his Perspective, it remains unclear why they disappeared shortly after modern humans arrived in Europe and west Asia. Archaeological studies show that Neanderthals shared many advanced… CONTINUE READING
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