Find out where Neaderthals waited out the ice age

Archaeologists have studied the sites of ancient people in southern Italy. During the study, scientists found that Neanderthals became permanent residents of this region 110 thousand years ago. It was then that the early Würm glaciation began.

Italian and French scientists studied Paleolithic sites in the Puglia region. They confirmed that Neanderthals were constantly present in the region from the Early Wurm glaciation to 45–39 thousand years ago, fleeing the Ice Age. However, later they became extinct anyway.

Scientists suggest that this is not only due to unfavorable climatic changes, but also competition with Cro-Magnons for food resources. The survival of Neaderthals was also influenced by diseases to which they did not have immunity. It also turned out that Neanderthals lived in very small groups and died out due to low genetic diversity.

Archaeologists came to the conclusion that ineffective hunting methods should be added to all the already known reasons for the disappearance of Neanderthals, because of which the relatives of modern people received less meat and were less likely to get it.

If you have found a spelling error, please, notify us by selecting that text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Author: John Kessler
Graduated From the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Previously, worked in various little-known media. Currently is an expert, editor and developer of Free News.
Function: Director
John Kessler

Spelling error report

The following text will be sent to our editors:

42 number 0.219719 time