Why did Neanderthals become extinct? Scientists have offered a variety of theories, from climate change and cataclysmic volcanic eruptions to interbreeding with modern humans. But a new study puts at least some of the blame on bunnies. Or, to be more specific, on Neanderthals' apparent inability to exploit the "high-biomass prey resource" of rabbits when prehistoric deer and other large prey mammals became scarce on the Iberian Peninsula.
Fa's next project will continue his work studying rabbit meat and its importance as a food source exploited by both Neanderthals
The scientists also found this Neanderthal genetic signal was higher in North African populations whose ancestors had relatively
To shed light on why Neanderthals appear most closely related to people outside Africa, researchers looked at similar DNA