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Volcanic eruption near Naples may have killed Neanderthals
Gazetta Delsud ^ | 3/06/2013 | unattributed

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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TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: archiflegreovolcano; aurignacian; campania; campanianignimbrite; campiflegrei; catastrophism; chtelperronian; eruption; godsgravesglyphs; greece; italy; mousterian; neandertal; neandertals; neanderthal; neanderthals; ulluzian; uluzzian; volcanism; volcano
Volcanic eruption near Naples may have killed Neanderthals

1 posted on 02/16/2014 8:28:50 PM PST by SunkenCiv
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...

2 posted on 02/16/2014 8:29:53 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Fine, but how can this be blamed on internal combustion engines and outdoor grills>


3 posted on 02/16/2014 8:30:16 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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4 posted on 02/16/2014 8:30:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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https://www.google.com/search?q=Campi+Flegrei


5 posted on 02/16/2014 8:32:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

I was just wondering whatever happened to my ex.


6 posted on 02/16/2014 8:46:36 PM PST by Gamecock (Grace is not opposed to human activity. It's opposed to human merit. MSH)
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To: SunkenCiv

A few of them survived.

I won’t name names. They know who they are.


7 posted on 02/16/2014 9:27:11 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Gamecock; SunkenCiv; All

I’m pretty sure that Neanderthal remains younger than 39,000 years old have been found.


8 posted on 02/16/2014 11:16:02 PM PST by gleeaikin
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To: SunkenCiv
Since Homo Sapiens is the only subspeicies that survived until modern times, I'm waiting for a lawyer to show up representing a group of supposed Neanderthal descendants demanding reparations from Homo Sapiens over responsibly for their demise
9 posted on 02/17/2014 3:52:02 AM PST by Captain Rhino (Determined effort today forges tomorrow)
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To: gleeaikin

All of them…so far!


10 posted on 02/17/2014 4:17:37 AM PST by Gamecock (Grace is not opposed to human activity. It's opposed to human merit. MSH)
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The Neandertal Enigma
by James Shreeve

in local libraries
"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]

11 posted on 02/17/2014 6:36:42 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: gleeaikin

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.


12 posted on 02/17/2014 6:38:27 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Theory


13 posted on 02/17/2014 6:58:17 AM PST by Dustbunny ("Government does not solve problems; it subsidizes them. " Ronald Reagan)
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To: SunkenCiv

The Neanderthals died out because they tried to behave like Democrats. One of history’s many lessons.


14 posted on 02/17/2014 7:32:46 AM PST by centurion316
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To: SunkenCiv

Europeans and Northern Asians have about 5% Neanderthal DNA. In essence, they never died out; they live on me, and possibly you.


15 posted on 02/17/2014 4:03:51 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/3123810/posts?page=11#11


16 posted on 02/17/2014 5:36:07 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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To: SunkenCiv

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.


17 posted on 02/18/2014 3:22:31 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: colorado tanker

;’)


18 posted on 02/18/2014 7:40:16 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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