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Department
Anthropology
Course
ANTH 1131
Professor
D.Sandgathe
Semester
Summer

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Why did Neanderthal become extinct - theories have been put forward to explain why - they made inefficient use of fires, unable to preserve heat and prevent the spread of flame - being larger than the Cro-Magnon, Neanderthals required more food and were therefore less able to survive when times got tough - Cro-Magnon visitors may have spread warm-weather diseases to the unprotected Neanderthal, which affected them, because they have never been exposed to it and did not develop any immunity to them - Neanderthal women were often involved with men in the hunt,
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