Our friends over at Persurvive have put together a great read that explains what really happened to the Neanderthals and why they went extinct some 45,000 years ago. What you find out may shock you.
The ever-changing conditions of Earth have put a strain on life for eons. It’s the duality in which we live on planet Earth. The Yin and Yang. It’s what makes us feel so alive. However, scientists have recently discovered an abrupt change in planetary conditions that led to the extinction of the Neanderthal.
The Eurasian Homo neanderthalensis suffered their fate when a major downtick in solar activity occurred around 42,000 years ago. Scientists believe, during that period the Earth’s magnetic field weakened to a point in which the magnetic pole flipped. As a result, the reversal and decline in solar activity triggered extremely cold and unforgiving weather conditions across the surface of the planet. The severe cold weather ultimately led to an extinction-level event for the Neanderthal.
Additionally, researchers found that radioactive isotopes accumulated in the atmosphere during the period of weakening. Especially carbon-14.
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Author: Staff Writer