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Mild Climate, Lack of Moderns Let Last Neandertals Linger in Gibraltar

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Science  15 Sep 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5793, pp. 1557
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5793.1557

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A team working at Gibraltar, at the southern tip of Spain, reports radiocarbon dates suggesting that some Neandertals survived thousands of years longer than previously thought, taking refuge in southern Europe where the climate and environment were favorable, and where modern humans were still fairly thin on the ground. (Read more.)