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Did human diseases doom the Neanderthals ?


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Recent studies have suggested that diseases carried by modern humans may have proven catastrophic.

What ultimately brought about the extinction of the Neanderthals, a species that roamed the Earth for over 300,000 years, has been a topic of heated discussion among scientists for decades.

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Darwin strikes again!

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New diseases certainly couldn't have helped prevent the extinction of the neanderthals.

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When Europeans met with Native Americans they brought small pox and killed thousands. This theory about Neanderthals dying off sounds similar.

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Man's encounter with his cousins took place over tens of thousands of years. Seems more likely small Neanderthal bands were swamped and absorbed by larger Sapien communities.

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