Case Studies in Earth & Environmental Science Journalism

The Neanderthal Extinction.

Presented by: Victoria Kaufman and Laura Wright

Questions to Ponder and Discuss


Background information: Neanderthal Extinction.

Stringer, Christopher, Gamble, Clive, 1993. The Fate of the Neanderthals. In: In Search of the Neanderthals. Thames and Hudson Ltd, London, England, pp.179-194.

Tattersall, Ian, 1995. The Last Neanderthal. In: The Last Neanderthal: the rise, success, and mysterious extinction of our closest human relatives. Macmillan, Inc., New York, NY, pp.8-9, 198-203.

Scientific Papers and Reports: Neanderthal Extinction.

Jelinek, Jan, 1969. Neanderthal Man and Homo Sapiens in Central and Eastern Europe. Current Anthropology, Vol. 10, Number 5. pp.475-503.

Trinkaus, Erik, 1986. The Neanderthals and Modern Human Origins, Annual Review of Anthropology, 15:193-218.

Krings, Matthias, Stone, Anne, Schmitz, Ralf W., Krainitzki, Heike, Stoneking, Mark, and Paabo, Svante, July 11, 1997. Neanderthal DNA Sequences and the Origin of Modern Humans, Cell, Vol. 90, 19-30.

Bahn, Paul G., 1998. Archaeology: Neanderthals emancipated, Nature, 394. 719-721.

Dean, David, Hublin, Jean-Jacques, Holloway, Ralph, Ziegler, Reinhard, May 1998. On the phylogenetic position of the pre-Neanderthal specimen from Reilingen, Germany, Journal of Human Evolution, 34, 486-488.

Flores, J.C., 1998. A Mathematical Model for Neanderthal Extinction, J. Theoretical Biology, 191, 295-298.

Holden, Constance, January, 1999. Ancient Child Uncovered in Portugal, Science, Volume 283, Number 5399, p.169.

Duarte, Cidalia, Mauricio, Joao, Pettitt, Paul B., Souto, Pedro, Trinkaus, Erik, van der Plight, Hans, and Zilhao, Joao, June1999, The early Upper Paleolithic human skeleton from the Abrigo do Lagar Velho (Portugal) and modern human emergence in Iberia, Proceedings National Academy of Sciences, USA, Vol. 96, pp. 7604-7609.

Random Samples, 1999. Making Neanderthals Part of the Family, April 1999. Volume 284, Number 5415. Patrimony Gets Ugly, July 1999,Volume 285, Number 5425. Polite Disagreement, July 1999, Volume 285, Number 5432.

Ponce de Leon, Marcia, Zollikofer, Christoph, P.E., August 2001. Neanderthal cranial ontogeny and its implications for the late hominid diversity, Nature, 412:534-537.

Balter, Michael, September 2001. What - or Who - Did in the Neanderthals? Science, Vol 293, pp. 1980-1981.

Stringer, Chris, Davies, William, October 2001, Archaeology: Those elusive Neanderthals, Nature, 413, 701-792.

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