How Did Homo Sapiens Wipe Out the Neanderthals?
The Neanderthals left Africa for Europe long before Homo Sapiens did the same thing. The Neanderthals, shortly after the arrival of Homo Sapiens, went extinct. What happened? This is still hotly debated.
~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:70)
- Somewhat similarly to the colonisation of North and South America when the newcomers brought new diseases and parasites for which the natives had no resistance, there were terrible plagues.
- Homo Sapiens had superior technology and as humans always do, they used it for genocide of the competition.
- Modern humans have about 10% Neanderthal DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid) and Neanderthals are sometimes classified as a subspecies, so the two groups interbred.
- Neanderthals might not have been as successful in adjusting to climate change.