Extinction of the European Neanderthals topic of special symposia at XVI INQUA Congress

July 21, 2003

Changes in climate, technology and culture have all been cited as underlying causes in the disappearance of European Neanderthals roughly between 40,000 and 27,000 years ago. A special symposium at the XVI INQUA Congress will examine the results of some of the latest efforts to analyze the evidence of these various influences on the extinction of these people. Specialists in various fields from the United States and Europe will presented the latest data and theories about the Neanderthal extinction. The symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, July 30, in the Reno Hilton Conference Center.
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Contact: Symposium Coordinator Dr. Lawrence Straus, University of New Mexico. lstraus@unm.edu Telephone through Tuesday, July 22: (W) 505- 277-6688 (H) 505-299-4871
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