Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Researchers Offer a New Date for Neanderthals' Last Stand

An international team of scientists thinks it has solved the ultimate mystery of the Neanderthals: where and when they made their last stand before extinction. It was at Gibraltar 28,000 years ago, the scientists say, about 2,000 years more recently than previously thought.

(Via Beyond the Beyond.)

2 comments:

W.M. Bear said...

I'm thinking of a novelistic take on James Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans. (Or has somebody already done this for the Neanderthals?)

Mac said...

Have you read Robert Sawyer's "Hominids"? It involves a parallel universe where Neanderthals beat out Cro-Magnons...