Periglacial Eurasia, where the Neanderthals thrived, was probably colder for more of the year than the modern-day Arctic Circle. Even if they did stick to the edges of the glaciers as they receded, it was probably still too warm for them. Besides, their prey were dying off for the same reason, which didn't exactly facilitate population growth.
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That's really interesting! I wonder if the current genetic evidence could point us in the right direction as to where to look for fossils?
Thanks again for that article, I'm sharing it with my anthropology club