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PhBP Po10BP

Vast majority of Neanderthal settlements in Germany found in this period. Rapid decline over 1K years afterwards and on 4 settlements known earlier after 110K.

Neanderthal Demographic Peak in Germany Web Pages[]

Classification[]

  • Quaternary Period (2.58-0.00 MYA) - The current Period. The age of humans. This time is the "current ice age", the Quaternary Glaciation.
    • Holocene Epoch (11.7-0 TYA) - The current epoch. The age of modern man. The current interglacial of the Quaternary Glaciation.
    • Pleistocene Epoch (2.58-0.0117 MYA) - The previous epoch. Includes the beginning of the Quaternary Glaciation, several inter-glacials, up until the beginning of the current interglacial.
      • Tarantian Age (126-11.7 TYA) - The Late Pleistocene. Defined as the beginning of the Eemian Interglacial until the end of the last glacial period of the last ice age.
        • Last Glacial Period (110-10 TYA) - The last glacial period in the current ice age. Has several names depending on geography, including Wisconsin Glaciation.
          • Event: Last Glacial Maximum (26.5-19 TYA) - Time during the Last Glacial Period where ice was at its greatest extent.
          • Event: Neanderthal Extinction (40 TYA) - Neanderthals went extinct due to a combination of climate change, out-competition with modern humans, and assimilation into modern human populations.
          • Event: Neanderthal - Cro-Magnon Contact (65-47 TYA) - Cro-Magnon Man enters Neanderthal held areas. They were likely able to make inroads due to advances in hunting technology and the expansion of the plains. Evidence of inter-mating is evident, the second such time.
          • Event: Neanderthal Demographic Peak in Germany (70-43 TYA) - Vast majority of Neanderthal settlements in Germany found in this period. Rapid decline over 1K years afterwards and on 4 settlements known earlier after 110K.

Neanderthal Demographic Peak in Germany In the News[]

Neanderthals in Germany: First population peak, then sudden extinction (2016)[]

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