Skip to comments.Study: Climate Change Contributed to Neanderthal Demise
Posted on 08/31/2018 12:18:13 PM PDT by ETL
Neanderthals were skilled hunters and had learned how to control fire, but they had a less diverse diet than modern humans, living largely on meat from the animals they had successfully pursued. These food sources would naturally become scarce during colder periods, making Neanderthals more vulnerable to rapid environmental change.
In comparison, modern humans had incorporated fish and plants into their diet alongside meat, which supplemented their food intake and potentially enabled their survival. ..."
Dr. Ersek and colleagues examined stalagmites in two caves in the Carpathian Mountains, which revealed more detailed records of climate change in continental Europe than had previously been available.
Stalagmites grow in thin layers each year and any change in temperature alters their chemical composition, they explained.
The layers therefore preserve a natural archive of climate change over many thousands of years.
The layers of the Carpathian stalagmites showed a series of prolonged extreme cold and excessively dry conditions in Europe between 44,000 and 40,000 years ago.
They highlight a cycle of temperatures gradually cooling, staying very cold for centuries to millennia and then warming again very abruptly.
The team compared these paleoclimate records with archaeological records of Neanderthal artifacts and found a correlation between the cold periods called stadials and an absence of Neanderthal tools.
This indicates the Neanderthal population greatly reduced during the cold periods, suggesting that climate change played a role in their decline.
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Well hell, they had no Heating nor Air conditioning:-)
Amazing, these super smart scientists just discovered that Population’s Decrease due to a Global ICE AGE!!!
Here in CommieFornia, they are now running predictable scare ads about how Global Warming is causing all the fires and a bunch of other Natural Disasters.
Plague! Pestilence! Famine!
Submit to us or you will die!
Same 15th century crap that they used on the idiots then and now.
Sorry for not checking first.
Ummm - k - climate change (as I was taught in Sunday school by the atheist priests) is caused by the Industrial Age causing an overload of co2 into the atmosphere which traps heat and turns the earth into a greenhouse.
There was NO Industrial Age during Neanderthal man (unless this is common core new history or something) so no co2 overload therefore no climate change.
Unless they now want to say that climate change happens without mans involvement and... golly... thats what weve been saying all along.
This thread has great pics!
Well, it’s contributing to the demise of the (Democrat) Neanderthals now, too. Maybe they should reconsider trying to use logic more than hysteria for their decisions...if they can.
ITS DONALD TRUMPS FAULT!!!!!
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