Was the Culprit Climate or Culture?

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Science  02 Jul 2004:
Vol. 305, Issue 5680, pp. 45
DOI: 10.1126/science.1100812

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Neanderthals and Modern Humans An Ecological and Evolutionary Perspective. by Clive Finlayson. Cambridge University Press, New York, 2004. 265 pp. $85, £60. ISBN 0-521-82087-1.

The author argues that the disappearance of the Neanderthals was driven by changing climate rather than competitive advantages enjoyed by early modern humans.