Skip to comments.Volcanic eruption near Naples may have killed Neanderthals
Posted on 02/16/2014 8:28:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv
'Catastrophic' event at Campi Flegrei 39,000 years ago
Volcanic eruption near Naples may have killed Neanderthals
Some researchers are suggesting that Neanderthals were driven to extinction by a massive volcanic eruption near Naples. The suggestion is one of the topics under debate this week at a conference at London's British Museum examining what forces led to the destruction of the Neanderthals and what led to the triumph of the homo sapiens. One new theory holds that a gigantic eruption of the volcano in the Campi Flegrei area near Naples 39,000 years ago was catastrophic for the Neanderthals. That was the biggest volcanic eruption in Europe for more than 200,000 years and scientists say that its enormous plumes of ash would have blotted out the sun for months, or possibly years. And that, in turn, would have caused temperatures to plummet and filled the atmosphere with toxic matter that may have contributed to the end of the Neanderthals. But not all scientists agree. Some argue the Neanderthals were already extinct before the eruption. This is just one of the major issues at the conference called: "When Europe was covered by ice and ash". At the meeting scientists will also try to understand why homo sapiens are the only species left today and why other version of humanity died out.
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Fine, but how can this be blamed on internal combustion engines and outdoor grills>
I was just wondering whatever happened to my ex.
A few of them survived.
I won’t name names. They know who they are.
I’m pretty sure that Neanderthal remains younger than 39,000 years old have been found.
All of them so far!
The Neandertal Enigma"Frayer's own reading of the record reveals a number of overlooked traits that clearly and specifically link the Neandertals to the Cro-Magnons. One such trait is the shape of the opening of the nerve canal in the lower jaw, a spot where dentists often give a pain-blocking injection. In many Neandertal, the upper portion of the opening is covered by a broad bony ridge, a curious feature also carried by a significant number of Cro-Magnons. But none of the alleged 'ancestors of us all' fossils from Africa have it, and it is extremely rare in modern people outside Europe." [pp 126-127]
by James Shreeve
in local libraries
Yes, of course, and Neandertal genes survive in all of us; but this conference was in the UK, which is stuck on stupid when it comes to human origins.
The Neanderthals died out because they tried to behave like Democrats. One of history’s many lessons.
Europeans and Northern Asians have about 5% Neanderthal DNA. In essence, they never died out; they live on me, and possibly you.
The Italians convicted a young American student of the hate crime of wiping out the Neanderthals by casting a spell on the volcano and the case has been in appeals and retrials ever since.
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