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A site in the Valencian Community of Spain that contains evidence of Neanderthal's during their last 30,000 years on the Iberian Peninsula. A sedimentary hiatus found at this site and others in the area point to the disappearance of Neanderthals around 45,000 on the peninsula. It is thought that a gradual population decrease due to climate change caused this decline, since humans had yet to reach this area.

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First Direct Evidence of Plants in Neanderthal Diet (2014)[]

Fecal testing shows direct evidence of plant consumption by Neanderthals. Previous studies only showed it in their teeth, which could have gotten there via tool usage.
See also Neanderthals, El Salt

Neanderthals Disappeared From Iberian Penninsula Before Rest of Europe (2015)[]

Neanderthals were found to have disappeared from Iberian Penninsula before rest of Europe, instead of being its last stronghold.
See also Neanderthals, El Salt, Neanderthal Extinction