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Did a common childhood illness take down the Neanderthals?

September 19, 2019 - General

It is one of the great unsolved mysteries of anthropology. What killed off the Neanderthals, and why did Homo sapiens thrive even as Neanderthals withered to extinction? Was it some sort of plague specific only to Neanderthals? Was there some sort of cataclysmic event in their homelands of Eurasia that lead to their disappearance?

This illustration shows the structure of the Eustachian Tube
 in Neanderthal Man and it’s similarity…

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