Biogeography of Neanderthals

The ecological niche and distribution of Neanderthals during the Last Interglacial

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Investigating Neanderthal dispersal above 55°N in Europe during the Last Interglacial Complex

Our results are inconsistent with the claim that climatic constraint and/or a lack of suitable habitats can fully explain the absence of Neanderthals in Southern Scandinavia during the Eemian Interglacial and Early Weichselian Glaciation. We do, however, find evidence that a geographic barrier may have impeded northerly migrations during the Eemian.