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Cold, dry climate shifts linked to Neanderthal disappearance

NEW YORK --- Ancient periods of cold and dry climate helped our species replace Neanderthals in Europe, a study suggests. Researchers found that such cold periods coincided with an apparent disappearance of our evolutionary cousins in different parts of the continent, followed by the appearance of our species, Homo sapiens. Whether they moved or died out, we can t tell, said Michael Staubwasser of the University of Cologne in Germany. Neanderthals once lived in Europe and Asia but died out abou

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