Fossil teeth suggest humans played role in Neanderthal extinction

April 24, 2015 1:30 PM

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Fossil teeth suggest humans played role in Neanderthal extinction

Upper Palaeolithic modern human infant skull from Sungir (left) and the Neandertal infant skull of Roc de Marsal (right). (Shara E. Bailey, Center for the Study of Human Origins, Department of Anthropology, New York Universit y, New York, USA)

Ancient teeth from Italy suggest that the arrival of modern humans in Western Europe coincided with the demise of Neanderthals there, researchers said.

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