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Germany Neanderthals: Findings Monday and Michael Staubwasser

germany neanderthals: Whether they moved or died out, we can't tell, said Michael Staubwasser of the University of Cologne in Germany, according to CTV. Neanderthals once lived in Europe and Asia but died out about 40,000 years ago, just a few thousand years after our species, Homo sapiens, arrived in Europe. Researchers found that such cold periods coincided with an apparent disappearance of our evolutionary cousins in different parts of the continent, followed by the appearance of our species, Homo sapiens. Scientists have long debated what happened, and some have blamed the change in climate. Staubwasser and colleagues reported their findings Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Other proposed explanations have included epidemics and the idea that the newcomers edged out the Neanderthals for resources. ( As reported in the news.