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Human culture, not smarts, may have overwhelmed Neanderthals, say Stanford researchers

Reconstructions of Homo neanderthalensis at the Neanderthal Museum in Mettmann, Germany
AP Photo/Martin Meissner
Feb 4 2016
Fellow, Research, Stanford

Neanderthals, longtime residents of Earth, eventually disappeared after the arrival of humans. Stanford researchers, armed with mathematical models, suggest that our higher level of cultural organization may have allowed us to eventually overwhelm the Neanderthals.

The research team included William Gilpin, a 2014 EDGE-STEM Fellow.

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