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Declining fertility rates may explain Neanderthal extinction, suggests new model

May 30, 2019 - General

A new hypothesis for Neanderthal extinction supported by population modelling is put forward in a new study by Anna Degioanni from Aix Marseille Université, France and colleagues, published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE.

Credit: Jose A Astor/AlamyThe lack of empirical data allowing testing of hypotheses is one of the biggest challenges for researchers studying Neanderthal extinction. Many hypotheses involve catastrophic events…

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