Spanish scientists put forward a new theory of extinction Neanderthals
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The new theory of the disappearance of Neanderthals put forward by the Spanish scientists. In their opinion, a modern person just ate his the closest related species, writes The Daily Mail. “With the exception of Africa, on other continents, Homo sapiens can be seen as invasive, alien species, “said Polycarp researchers Hortola and Bienvenido Martinez-Navarro from the University of Tarragona. By their opinion, a reasonable person, populating Europe and Asia, constantly faced with Neanderthals, whom he regarded as competitors and food source. “We believe that the modern person who occupied the same ecological niche as Neanderthals, directly competed with them in the fight for food and other natural resources, “- scientists have explained. However, Spanish researchers admitted that so far they have no evidence of their theory. “Only a way to prove it is to find the teeth marks of people on bones Neanderthals, or amulets made from these bones, “explained they are. According to the existing official version, living in caves Neanderthals became extinct about 37 thousand years ago due to changes climatic conditions and crowding out by modern man. Wherein it is believed that directly from Neanderthals come from 1% up to 4% of the ancestors of people living on Earth now. However, with chimpanzees of the current people, the 97 most important genes are 99.4% identical. Earlier group Scientists from Denmark, Spain, Sweden and the United States stated that modern a person may not be involved in the extinction of Neanderthals. Experts examined the DNA of the remains of the ancestors of humans and found that they died out about 50 thousand years ago, that is, 10 thousand years before how in their habitat came Homo sapiens. Recently more Exact radiocarbon analysis methods allowed scientists overestimate the age of 200 bones of Neanderthals found on Iberian Peninsula. The results of their studies confirmed that this kind of people died out much earlier than modern human. Scientists have found that Homo sapiens came to Europe 45 thousand. years ago. The date of the final extinction of Neanderthals was estimated at 28 thousand years ago, but now this figure is adjusted to 50 thousand. years.