Neanderthals may have gone extinct through bad luck rather than being outsmarted by Homo sapiens, reserachers claim

On some vanished, long distant date
The Neanderthals met a sad fate
Not by some violent deed
It seems they didn’t breed
Enough kids at a fast enough rate

John Moynes

Pic: Alamy

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3 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. Janet, I ate my avatar

    they are still here, well a bit of them, quite a bit interbred and live on in our Northern European DNA,

    1. Papi

      True, it is seen in the occipital ridge and bun nowadays as a Neanderthal remnant in especially Eastern and Central Europe.

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